The 13 reproducible worksheets in this product constitute Unit 13 in the MathQuest 1 workbook. This unit focuses on manipulating concrete materials and using pictorial representations to help students estimate and measure lengths in non-standard units, centimeters, and inches. Students are also introduced to reading Celsius and Fahrenheit thermometers and matching temperatures to pictures of seasonal scenes.
In this unit, students use non-standard units to compare the lengths of objects and apply the terminology, “longer” and “shorter.” After the need for standard units is discovered, the centimeter and inch are developed. Students are given a multitude of opportunities to measure lengths, temperatures in ˚F and ˚C and sequence a set of lengths and temperatures. Students also learn how to identify a length or temperature between two given lengths or temperatures. This teaching is embedded in the context of the nursery rhyme "Old King Cole.” The students may discuss whether all the strings on the fiddles are the same length and they can measure the lengths of various strings to sequence them by length.
MathQuest is a preeminent mathematics program of Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc. covering the Common Core State Standards content at the grade 1 and 2 levels. MathQuest 1 is a 312-page workbook divided into 17 units by topic. MathQuest 2 is a 320-page workbook divided into 16 units by topic. These workbooks integrate the teaching of mathematics with familiar poems and stories of language arts. Just download this file and print out as many copies as you need for your class.