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.
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.
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 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 […]
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 […]