An enjoyable hands-on activity in which students search for items of given lengths in both the Metric and English systems. By using both metric and standard measuring devices, students will be first estimating the length of an object, then measuring it to determine its true length. In the process, they will become aware of the differences in the two types of systems. Students can complete the assignment in the classroom, on school grounds, or at home.
Meets Common Core Standard: Math.Content.4.MD.A.1