Reflection: Standards Alignment Converting Weight using U.S. Customary System - Section 2: Practice

Academic vocabulary is a huge part of instruction.  Students need to learn the vocabulary associated with the procedures and skills they are learning.  In my classroom when we add a new vocabulary word for something we have been doing frequently I refer to it as learning the fifth grade way of saying it.

For example, when introducing or reminding students to use operation, I would tell them that the operation is the fifth grade way of saying a symbol we use in math problems.  Instead of saying I was trying to determine if I needed to multiply or divide I would say I need to determine the operation.  I think as we move further and further into the common core standards we are going to be increase the academic vocabulary for our students tremendously.  I love listening to students using the academic vocabulary, they just sound so sophisticated!

Sophisticated Students
Standards Alignment: Sophisticated Students

Converting Weight using U.S. Customary System

Unit 2: Measurement
Lesson 4 of 11

Big Idea: Ounces and pounds and tons! Oh, my!

Print Lesson
2 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
60 minutes

Erin Doughty

Similar Lessons

The Number Line Project: More Unit Lines and Finishing Up
Algebra I » The Number Line Project
Big Idea: Swapping units can change everything about a data display. Students build their background knowledge on this idea by constructing their own number lines for distance conversions.
Favorites(20)
Resources(13)
Worcester, MA
Environment: Urban

5th Grade Math » Getting Started
Big Idea: All levels of learners can be leaders!
Favorites(1)
Resources(13)
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Urban