Our current math unit is measurement. I know that most of my blog posts are about how I am integrating technology into my classroom, however, this is not one of those posts....There are times when you need to use manipulatives and tools that are not on the iPads. Yes, there are apps for measuring on the iPads, but my students need to know how to properly compare lengths accurately and use a baseline when comparing the lengths of objects. You can't learn that from using a computer or iPad, students need time to explore and use materials they choose to measure different objects. I have a grade 1/2 class, the grade 1's expectations are to measure in non standard measurements and the grade 2 expectations are to measure to the nearest centimeter. Both grades need to be able to estimate, compare and record lengths. Therefor, the activities that I am going to share with you can be done in either grade. My younger students are using different objects to measure and my older students are measuring and recording linear measurements using both non-standard and standard units.
How Big Is A Foot?
Ordering Lengths With Toy Cars And A Ramp
If you would like the recording sheet to this activity you can get it here.