Monday, January 28, 2013

Measurement Exploration & Non-Standard Measurement

Before we could begin our new Topic of Measurement, we needed to explore some of the different tools we'd be using.  We divided into small groups and took turns measuring!

Measuring with Round Counters

Measuring the Lengh of our room using our friend Bradey.  There's an awesome clip of an episode of Sid the Science kid where they did the same thing (I found it on Teacher Tube).  I used it to introduce the lesson, then we recorded our findings in our journals.

Then, we ordered ourselves by size.  This is a great time for the teacher to step back and allow the kiddos to problem solve.  I loved listening to their reasoning as they lined up.


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