Get students practicing estimation and actual measurement of centimeters with standard and nonstandard tools. Self-directed worksheet that includes directions for students to work independently. Graph is easy to understand and students can record their measurements easily without confusion. Table has enough spaces for students who work quickly to keep them continually practicing. A question at the bottom of the page has the student make connections and explain what they learned from this activity. Meets 2.MD.A.3 standard for estimating length.
Can be used as whole class activity, partner work, group/center activity, or even homework!
This activity works best after students have been taught about estimation, how to mark and move, and how to correctly use and read a meter tape or ruler.