Measuring with a ruler
can be tricky to learn and frustrating to teach! I use this strategy to help my students learn an easier way to identify the inch, half inch, and quarter inch marks on a ruler
. Whenever I am teaching this activity, I literally hear students say, "Ohhhhh, I get it!" What else does a teacher want?!
By relating the concept of measurement
to something that most students have a solid grasp on, counting coins
, it allows the students to gain confidence by using a strategy that seems to *click* with them.
Included in this file are:
* visual aids
* cut & paste activity
* guided practice
* independent practice
* suggestions for use
I hope that this strategy will work as well in your classroom as it has in mine!
You may also be interested in Calendar Math for the SmartBoard which is a FULL YEAR of interactive activities to cover all of the Common Core standards for grade 3!
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