Measurement is such a tough concept for our kiddos, and it's often because they don't get enough concrete experiences to build a strong understanding. The 5 sets of task cards in this unit take students from tiling figures (concrete), to counting squares and half squares (representational), to measuring with a ruler and finding missing measurements (abstract).
Extensive teacher notes (included in the preview file) provide information on common misconceptions and remediation ideas.
Each set of task cards also includes a recording sheet (with answer key) to promote problem solving.
Common Core Alignment
3.MD.5—Recognize area as an attribute of plane figures and understand concepts of area measurement.
3.MD.6—Measure areas by counting unit squares (square cm, square m, square in, square ft, and improvised units).
3.MD.7—Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.
3.MD.8—Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
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