# Max Maths, Year 2, Practice, Comparing masses (1)

## Maths Resource Description

In the 'Max Maths, Year 2, Practice' book, young learners are invited to engage in an exercise that helps them understand and compare masses. This particular activity, 'Comparing masses (1)', asks students to tick the correct description when comparing two given weights. Each question presents two different masses, and the students must decide whether the first is lighter than, heavier than, or as heavy as the second. For example, they are presented with pairs of masses such as '219 g' and '119 g', where they must identify that 219 g is heavier than 119 g. Other comparisons involve larger weights, such as '445 kg' and '545 kg', where the correct observation would be that 445 kg is lighter than 545 kg.

The exercise continues with several more pairs of weights, including '600 g' versus '399 g', '1235 kg' against '1235 kg', '782 g' compared to '776 g', and '704 g' with '704 g'. Students must use their knowledge of numerical values and understanding of mass to correctly compare these weights. For instance, they should recognize that 600 g is heavier than 399 g, and that 782 g is heavier than 776 g. The activity is designed to help children practise and consolidate their ability to compare and understand different masses, an essential skill in their mathematical development.