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Inch Measurement Activity


inch measurement activity

Materials

  • Markers (1 box per student)

  • Crayons (1 box per student)

  • Starter sheets, page 90 (1 per student)

  • Rulers (1 per student)

  • Clock hand sheets, page 91 (1 per student)

  • Scissors (1 per student)

  • Brass tacks (for the teacher)

  • The completed project prepared by the teacher before the lesson


Introduction


This lesson teaches students to measure lengths using inches. More specifically, students must accurately measure the following lengths:

4 ½ inches
6 inches
7 ½ inches
9 inches
10 ½ inches

Measuring with a ruler may seem easy to an adult, but young and inexperience students often find it difficult. Here are some of the most common mistakes students make when measuring:
  • They fail to correctly line up the zero.
  • They line up the zero correctly, but then inadvertently shift the ruler out of place when searching for the appropriate measurement.
  • When finding measurements that include halves, they forget about the half. For instance, instead of measuring 9 ½ inches, they measure 9 inches. Or instead of measuring 6 ½ inches, they measure 6 inches.
  • They confuse halfway measurements with quarter measurements.


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Centimeter
Measurement Activity


centimeter measurement activity

Materials

  • Pencils (1 per student)

  • Starter sheets, page 104 (1 per student)

  • Rulers (1 per student)

  • Scissors (1 per student)

  • 9" x 12" construction paper (1 sheet per student)

  • Glue sticks (1 per student)

  • The completed project prepared by the teacher before the lesson


Introduction


This lesson teaches students to measure lengths using centimeters. More specifically, students must accurately measure the following lengths:


26 centimeters
24 ½ centimeters
23 centimeters
21 ½ centimeters
20 centimeters

The teacher should be aware of students' common measurement mistakes, discussed in the previous chapter (see above).


The Project


Students start by measuring and marking the appropriate length of each strip on their starter sheet (page 104). They should start measuring each strip at its point, and place a dash to mark the distance measured.




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