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 I? […]
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’s a trick I use for teaching kids to convert measurements: Horse to fly, multiply. Fly to horse, divide, of course. This has really stuck better with the kids than anything I have tried over […]
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 […]