# Using the Metric System {Measurement Activity}

Divide your class into groups of four and, first, have students measure and record the length of each member’s smile in their group. Have them compare their results with all members of the group. Students return to seats as you record each of their measurements on the board. Students need to record the results of each student’s smile as well at their seat.

# Make a Thermometer {Measurement Activity}

// Buy this on Selz Selz powering ecommerce websites Students will use white paper to make a thermometer. Have them writer the numbers the same as they would see them on a real thermometer. Using […]

# Cubes Investigation, Cubic Growth {Measurement Game}

Place students in groups and give each group a large quantity of unit cubes, graph paper, and colored pencils or markers.

Hold a cube up and tell students it is the cube’s first birthday. Write down words that describe the cube, like number of corners, faces and edges). Have them build what a cube may look like on its second birthday.

# How Cold is it? {Measurement Activity}

Place a thermometer outside a window, or just outside a doorway that is close to your classroom. Each day, have a student check the temperature, after they understand how to read a thermometer.

# Measurement Chain {Math Game}

Allow student groups to tell you their measurement as you record them on the board. Talk about strategies used, and graph them. Make one graph for the number of links, and another for the length of the chains. Students should be able to see that it doesn’t matter how many links you have, but how long they are instead.

# What Measure Should I Use? {Mental Math Activity}

Here is a fun game to play in class. Tell students that you want to measure something and have them tell you which units you should use as a measure for problems involving both weight and linear measure.

# Meter Measurement Game

Meter Measurement Game Put your students in groups and give each group a meter stick, a pencil and a sheet of paper. Allow them to discuss and write down three things they see in the […]

# Tangled Angles: Math Angle Games

The Tangled Angles Game is a great way to get kids to develop an understanding of the different types of angles and to distinguish between acute, obtuse, right, straight, and reflex angles. Sometimes kids have […]

# Estimate ‘N Measure: Measurement Game

This Estimate ‘N Measure game gives kids the opportunity to measure an irregular shape. Some kids may never have thought about how they could find the length of something that they can’t use a ruler […]

# Measurement War

Submitted by Lacey For customary measurement, we like to play measurement war. I made playing cards with a variety of customary measurements (12 pints, 6 cups, 2 quarts, 5 gallons, etc.) Students each have a […]