Students LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this lesson! They enjoy comparing measurements of themselves at the beginning of the year to the end of the year, as well as learning to measure in metric and English/imperial units in such a fun and engaging way.
This lesson contains a lesson plan for teachers with step-by-step tasks for students, Bell Work with a built in pre-journal, warm-up, and post-journal, interactive notebook pages, and metric and English/imperial measurement pages.
This is a great lesson for teaching the difference in metric measurements and English/imperial measurements, as well as engaging students in measuring length.
There are many visuals to compare inches, feet, and yards, as well as millimeters, centimeters, and meters.
Students will use their inquiry and analyzing skills to determine which unit is most accurate for various objects.
Mathematics Colorado Content Standards
Standard 4: Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships
Prepared Graduates: Make claims about relationships among numbers, shapes, symbols, and data and defend those claims by relying on the properties that are the structure of mathematics.
One Bell Work page for each student
Copies of each page for interactive notebooks for each student (labeled as Page 1 and Page 2)
Copies of Measurements of Me (one for each student)
String or yarn (to measure circumference of head, ankle, and wrist)
Yard sticks – enough for each student or group
Meter Sticks – enough for each student or group