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This is a fun activity to help your students to practice the skill of making accurate and precise measurements of length. The students will be using the metric units of millimeters and centimeters. They will need to pay attention to which unit is requested. While ‘getting ready for the party’, students will make 20 measurements of length!
The second part of the activity is an in-class length party for which students will measure actual things in the classroom. This part of the activity will depend on what materials you have available. To keep with the 80’s party theme, maybe grab some mustaches, party hats, fake glasses, beach balls, and other toys from your local dollar store! Put all of these items on a few tables in your classroom and either tell the students what they should measure or have the students choose items to measure in whatever way they’d like. For example, they may choose to measure the diameter of a party hat, or the circumference of a beach ball (they will need string for this!), or the length of a faux mustache.
Each student will need a metric ruler for both parts of the activity and you may need meter sticks to help students to measure their heights in the second part.
There is a colored and black and white version included!
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