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Measure To Compare: A Common Core Measurement Activity

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Comparing Centimeter and Inch Measurements: Key Topic is that an inch unit is longer than a centimeter unit which is why you have two different measurements when measuring in inches and centimeters.

Measure To Compare is a common core measurement activity in which students measure 2 objects on task cards and find the differences; create a graph based on their data of the measurements; and then use task cards to measure and evaluate whether measurements are correct, who has the accurate measurement (or of they are the same) when one person measured in inches and one measured in centimeters, and explain why.

Activity 1: Students measure the width or height of the two objects on the card and find the difference in the two lengths or widths. Has 24 task cards to use.

Activity 2: Students use their data and create a graph of the measurements that they discovered. Students will graph the measurements (2 for each card, not the differences)

Activity 3: Students use the difference measurement cards to play the board game. Everyone draws a card and measures. Whoever has the largest difference wins and gets to move however many spots their objects difference is (for example, if the difference is 3, then they move 3 spaces).

Activity 4: Students measure the picture in inches and centimeters. They then read the written information on the recording sheet to determine which persons measurement is correct, or if the measurements in inches and centimeters are the same. Includes 24 task cards, recording sheet with lines, and a recording sheet without lines.
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