Measuring Up

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Teach the basics of measurement and conversion with a five-lesson resource that builds an understanding of proportion and measurement conversion from elementary through high school. Initially, young scholars use ratios to determine soup ingredients. Later lessons introduce scale of a photograph. The final lessons focus on measurement and creating a plan for measurement conversion.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Employ the activities as performance task assessments 
  • Use the lessons as collaborative group work to encourage mathematical communication and vocabulary
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a varying understanding of proportions, scale, and measurement conversions at each development level
Pros

  • Provides an activity at each grade level to address concepts of proportion, scale, and measurement
  • Includes a teacher guide with direct links to standards
Cons

  • None