The second grade Common Core Standards ask students to estimate lengths using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters (2.MD.A.3). This activity is designed to give students meaningful, real world practice measuring in feet, yards, and meters (2.MD.A.1) while getting them up and moving outdoors!
This pack includes seventeen task cards, each featuring a high quality, color photograph of an exotic animal, accompanied by an interesting measurement related fact about it.
Students will work in pairs or small groups using sidewalk chalk, meter sticks, yards sticks, and foot long rulers to label and measure out the given lengths. Suggestions for use are also included and can be viewed in the product preview. You may wish to laminate the cards for durability so that you can use them year after year.
This activity addresses the following Common Core Standards:
2.MD.A.1: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
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