Measure It!

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Posted by MissFelmingham | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Perimeter | Posted on September 7, 2016

This is a unit of measurement warm up game that students can do individually, in mixed ability partners/groups, or ability partners/groups.

Students explore measuring their pencil case and items in their pencil case and record their findings.

This can be differentiated in the following ways:

Junior – measure using informal units such as MAB, unifix, hands, dominoes etc

Middle – measure using formal units such as rulers in cm and mm

Senior – measure irregular shaped objects (circumferences etc) using pieces of string that can be put up against a ruler to find total length. Students can also convert between cm and mm and look at decimals.

Variations – you could also you this to explore concepts of perimeter and area.

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