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# MEASUREMENT Open Ended Math

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This 97-page resource includes 11 open ended measuring investigations where your students will make their own interesting discoveries as they measure features of their own bodies. They will need measuring tape or yarn and a ruler to measure lengths such as their arm span and height.

I had my students reflect after the activity by posting a comment on our classroom blog. Some of my students' neat observations and reflections included:
• "The person you are measuring has to stand still so you can measure accurately."
• "When measuring the height of your partner it is better if they are laying down."
• "When you are measuring your partner's foot they should take their shoe off as it's more accurate. Some shoes are actually bigger than your foot."
• "Measuring is really important. When I did investigation 1, I didn't measure too correctly. If I was a tailor and did not measure accurately and get things wrong, then my customers would be very unhappy."

The Common Core State Standards this unit touched upon were:
• Measure and estimate lengths in standard units.
• Analyzing measurements for relationships such as equal to, half the length, or eight times the length, as well as comparing measurement data.
• Solve problems involving measurement and estimation.

Activity Duration:
My second and third graders needed the entire week/five days to complete this activity (consisting of 11 different investigations)-I ended up having them complete 5 of them as a class and the other 6 I left as an ongoing math center. My third and fourth graders needed only three days.

Photos of Resources in Use:
Visit this link to see photos of how I used this resource in my classroom.

• 11 open ended measurement investigations
• PDF includes bookmarks that were created so you can easily see and click on the activity sheets
• Task cards of the investigations-great for laminating, putting on a key ring and using it as a center
• Booklet versions available allowing you to simply print, fold and staple to create cute data booklets for your students

Pages 1 to 2
Main cover page and thank you
Pages 3 to 4
Teacher notes and measurement activity & recording sheet
Pages 5 to 27
Teacher notes and 11 investigations (B/W & Color Version)
Pages 28 to 34
Teacher notes and the same 11 investigations as task cards (B/W & Color Version)
Pages 35 to 46
Teacher notes and the same 11 investigations as math journaling strips-great for students to glue into a math journal or booklet
Pages 47 to 71
Teacher notes and the same 11 investigations as a booklet version with the task cards and data sheet for you to simply print, stack, fold and staple easily to create cute data booklets for your students (B/W & Color Version)
Pages 72 to 93
Teacher notes and the same 11 investigations as a booklet version with only the data sheet for each of the tasks for you to simply print, stack, fold and staple easily to create cute data booklets for your students (B/W & Color Version)
Pages 94 to 97

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For a closer look, preview full pages of the printables you will be receiving in this download.

Printing Tips:
Please note that this product was created in 8.5 X 11 in. paper format standard in the USA. I'm teaching overseas where the standard paper size is A4. I've been able to print on any other size paper by choosing 'shrink to fit' or 'fit to printable area' in the printer options. I've even enlarged some response activities to fit on A3 paper for group work.

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Keywords: Measurement, Measuring, Length, Height, Open Ended, Investigation
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