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This unit is designed to help students obtain a better sense of U.S. Customary & Metric Measurement. It begins with activities that help students gain an understanding of how systems of measurement have come about in order that students see these systems as a human construction. Hands-on activities involving linear measure, weight, and capacity follow. Students are also introduced to elapsed time and given lots of practice with this frequently difficult concept. This unit contains directions for eight one hour lessons spanning a week and one half’s time. This unit includes the following:
•Measurement Test (editable)
•Measurement Test – Modified (editable)
•Which line is longer?
•Nonstandard Measuring Assignment
•Balance Scale assignment with Rubric (editable)
•Simple Spring Scale with Rubric (editable)
•How Do You Measure Up? worksheet
•Measurement Flipbook Assignment & Rubric (editable PDF)
•Measurement Presentation Assignment (for Google slides)
•U.S. Units of Length Quiz
•Measuring with a Meter Ruler worksheet with Ten-Centimeter Rules
•The Weight of Things worksheet
•The Capacity of Things worksheet
•Elapsed Time handout
•Elapsed Time Problems with Answers
•Elapsed Time Homework
•Answer Keys for all assignments
•Video links that support the lessons
Along with PDF copies, you will also be given access to links that will allow you to open the unit handouts and rubrics in Google Slides. You can edit these as you like and share the files with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.
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