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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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Posted by Miss Gardiner | Posted in Length, Measurement | Posted on August 17, 2016

Students create their own measurement monsters using A3 paper to ensure the monsters were large enough. They then use the template attached to measure their monsters using informal units (unifix, icy pole sticks, MAB, paper clips etc) and then formals units (cm and mm) depending on students abilities.

Monster Measurement

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Length, Measurement, Money, Perimeter | Posted on September 18, 2015

Students use their knowledge of measurement to create their own veggie gardens. This project allows them to design a patch, measure out where they will plot their vegetables by using informal and formal measurement equipment. It covers length, width, perimeter, comparing and ordering length and money.

Measurement project

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Length, Measurement | Posted on September 30, 2014

Using a ruler and an A4 sheet of paper, students are required to create a line that is one metre long in total. The 1 metre line can be made up to several straight lines that join. Students record the length of each separate line and need to add as they go.

This activity can be extended by adding requirements such as:

* Each line must be a different length

* The beginning and end need to join

* Each line must contain a decimal amount eg 3.6 cm

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Length, Measurement | Posted on September 30, 2014

Students use rulers or informal materials to measure items found in the room. Students record the item, the method of measurement (cm, mm, hand spans, counters etc.) and the result.

A project requiring students to design a slice for the carnival. Concepts covered: length, area, perimeter, volume, mass, capacity, addition, multiplication, money.

The School Carnival – measurement

A project where students design their dream home. Concepts covered: drawing to scale, money, budgeting, length, area, perimeter.

Dream Home project

design-your-dream-home-editable-table

A project where students design their own vegetable garden, covering the concepts of length, area, perimeter, drawing to scale, volume and money.

Design a Vegetable Garden