Focus On Measurement I think teaching measurement should be fun because there are so many real world questions kids ask every day that are answered using the vocabulary and concepts of measurement. How big am […]
Have a student come to the front of the classroom and as a class, predict the length of his or her arms, legs or ears. Group students into groups of three and explain that each students should help to measure others and should measure himself or herself.
This game will help students learn to measure by practising on various objects. Write down a list of different measurements, such as 1 inch, 6 inches, 2 feet, 1 yard and give students a copy of the list.
Students will walk around the classroom or playground and try to find objects that match these measurements. The first student to finish the list wins the 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.
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 […]