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Start by matching the unit of measurement with its symbol. So pound, for example, would be matched with the symbol lb. Then, measure various lines using inches. Learners also complete imperial conversions. There are 32 problems to solve, and some are quite challenging for young learners.
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy lesson, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up. Additionally, they practice measurement conversion and ratio while solving a word problem that asks the young scholars to use only a tablespoon to estimate their measurements while following a cookie recipe.
Elementary schoolers examine the uses of rulers, scales, and measuring cups. They determine the criteria for the use of each tool and visit different areas of school to find items that can be measured with these tools. Everyone takes pictures of the items with a digital camera, and responds to an evaluation PowerPoint that highlights the pictures.
Here is a good lesson which invites learners to practice measurement using standard and nonstandard measuring tools. In this measurement lesson, learners work with length, width, height, and area. They use standard and nonstandard measureing devices such as their hands and feet.