This product gives students experience measuring distances using various tools they don’t ordinarily use at home or in the class. Working together in a team, students choose a starting point and 5 locations to measure to. Taking turns as the "foreman", students lead their team using each of the measuring tools to find the distances to their 5 locations. Each student is responsible for converting their measurement into 2 more units of measure and producing a sign that is posted in the school.
This project helps students with the following:
+ Measure distances using measuring tools
+ Increase leadership skills within a small group
+ Problem solve
+ Teamwork and trading responsibilities
+ Converting units of measure
A highlight of this unit is getting students out of their seats and out of the classroom for authentic learning opportunities while building math skills and understanding!