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? […]
Use a pencil and ruler to draw several different lines all the way across the length or width of a piece of paper. Make lines diagonally at different angles instead of horizontally or vertically.
Make several copies of the paper with lines drawn in this manner. Using a paper cutter, slice the paper into the given pieces and place pieces from one paper into separate envelopes.
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.
Students will work in pairs. They each need pencils, rulers, bulletin board paper (one sheet for each student big enough to trace bodies), a life-size cut out of Abe Lincoln (Draw and measure this, or ask the art teacher for help!) hung up on the wall as if standing so students can see how tall he actually is.
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.