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- Lori V.
- Houston, TX
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Review and use standard units of measure with your math class. They move from station to station estimating and measuring length, volume, weight, and area. At each station they estimate and measure, and then compute the difference between the two. They practice linear measurement estimation skills by throwing cotton balls and rolling toy cars.
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.
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.
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy activity, 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 students to use only a tablespoon to estimate their measurements while following a cookie recipe.
Telling time can confuse some learners. This packet includes a straight forward explanation of how to tell time, a poem about telling time, two practice sheets, and an answer key. Note: The reading passage may be too difficult for 1st graders to read, use it as a teaching guide or read it for students.
Don't restrain numbers to a page; they're all around us! Young mathematicians explore number forms, uses, attributes, and values through a PowerPoint presentation and several essential questions. Because you can choose different values as the number of the day, you could work through parts or all of this presentation on a daily basis with your class. They interact with the slides (possibly in a math journal) by recording place values, writing it in different forms, translating it to time and temperature, skip counting, adding and subtracting from it, and finally writing a number story. The linked video isn't particularly useful, but may be an entertaining review.