This 15 page document is a fantastic unit on measurement that incorporates mathematics and writing. My students have really enjoyed working on the project and I had many comments such as "How is this math? This could be art!" in the first couple of days. I know that really was drawing in their attention! In the unit, the students partner up and design a 3-D playground with materials from the classroom or home. Designed to fit fifth grade standards but can be adapted to fit other grade levels.
Math portion: The students use their measurement skills to determine the height, length and width of each item in their dream playground. They measure in inches and later convert to feet. They also find the area and the perimeter of their entire playground.
Common Core Standards: 5.MD.1
Writing portion: Eight pages to help your students get through the writing processes (Brainstorm, Draft, Revise/Edit, Publish). The unit contains one "6 Traits" checklist and a peer editing checklist.
Common Core Standards: 5.RL.3, 5.W.4, 5.W.1
I have included the full document in the download preview so you can see what you exactly will be getting!
*** I have created this file so it is specific to my classroom (my name, our school name, etc.) If you purchase this item, I'd gladly customize it to your name and school. ***
You can purchase the math and writing units on their own if you wish. They are available in my TPT store. Thanks for shopping!