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Use this fun activity with youngsters learning how to use rules for measurement. Each is provided with six steps that direct them to draw specific things with specific heights or lengths. For example, they start by drawing a tree that is 10 centimeters high. Include the extension: have them add something to their picture, measure it, and add it to their list. It's a fun way to personalize their drawing.
Linear, square, and cubic units are all investigated as different types of packages are measured. The teacher will need supplies such as a box of aluminum foil, a package of ribbon, and a bag of mulch. The class determines the dimensional attributes of each measurement unit and the surface area, width, length, and volume of each different box.
Start this engaging and kinesthetic activity by reviewing perimeter with scholars. You can use the interactive PowerPoint provided, but keep in mind there are punctuation issues and some confusing objectives. However, the practice problems at the end are excellent. Small groups measure perimeters of items in the classroom and you model how to plot this data as a line graph. Although the suggested method is on a digital program, you could easily do this by hand. The objective is extended as larger groups are sent out around campus to measure several object perimeters and later graph the results. It isn't clear exactly how the results should be graphed, and the lesson plan will still be effective without it.
Discover the difference between standard and non-standard units of measure with your class. They differentiate between rectangles and squares, read a book, measure a peer's height. They then discuss measurement methods, make predictions, and practice measuring with nonstandard units.