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.

Design your own golf course

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Angles, Area, Decimals, Fractions, Percentage, Perimeter | Posted on September 18, 2015

Students use grid paper to create their own golf course. It can be linked to a variety of different math outcomes, including area and perimeter, shapes, angles, fractions, decimals and percentages.

Design-your-dream-Mini-Golf-Course

Veggie Garden Project

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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

School Carnival Project – Cake Stall

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Addition, Area, Capacity, Length, Mass, Measurement, Money, Multiplication, Perimeter, Projects | Posted on August 15, 2014

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

school carnival

 

The School Carnival – measurement

Design your Dream Home Project

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Money, Perimeter, Projects | Posted on August 15, 2014

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

design dream home

 

Dream Home project

design-your-dream-home-editable-table

Design a Vegetable Garden

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Posted by lisar | Posted in Area, Length, Measurement, Money, Perimeter, Projects | Posted on August 15, 2014

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

vegie garden

 

Design a Vegetable Garden

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