It’s hard to believe, but the students in LA1 have some awesome superpowers. Just like Superman, they’ve been able to use glue sticks that weigh as much as 500 grams and kick soccer balls that weigh 3 kilograms. Well, that’s what they thought they were doing until we started hefting and estimating this week. Just like I remember my old Maths teacher telling us about calculators, we aren’t always able to carry scales around with us in our pockets (watch this one come back to haunt me). This means that the ability to estimate the weight of an object is a very important and practical skill. The students had a go at hefting and estimating the weight of a collection of objects, then we weighed them as a class to see how good our original skills were. The sad result from this is that the students lost their superpowers; no longer are they able to use their 500 gram glue sticks or kick 3 kilogram soccer balls. The photos below are of the students working to post a write up of their learning on their blogs.