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Start with this effective customary measurement conversions unit. Then culminate with the fanciful "Jack and the Beanstalk" activity book. Your students will master equivalencies - and have some fun! Ideas and materials for setting up an estimation station are also included
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these resources are classroom tested and kid approved. Kids' learning scaffolds from simple problems with measurement conversion tables to word problems. Then they extend learning with mixed measures and mixed measures word problems. Before the customary measurement assessment, kids practice with the "Jack and the Beanstalk" measurement activity book.
Equivalencies Reference Guide
Customary Conversions Worksheets - Each of these sets includes four types of customary conversion worksheets: simple problems with measurement conversion chart(s), measurement word problems, mixed measure problems, and word problems with mixed measures.
Customary Conversions Assessment
Extra Measurement Conversion Charts
As the 16-page fairy tale unfolds, situations students encounter word problems involving elapsed time, capacity (pints, quarts, and gallons), weight (ounces and pounds), and length (inches, feet, and yards). They add, subtract, multiply, divide, compare, and solve multi-step problems.
Full-Size Book (sixteen 8.5 x 11-inch pages)
Foldable (copy eight pages back-to-back to make a smaller foldable version)
Each day, one child brings an object from home. Other kids estimate its size in customary or metric units.
Template for Scheduling
Template for Estimation
Additional Measurement Ideas
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