Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge Great Grams and Grahams - Section 2: Concept Development

This lesson was a classroom management challenge.  One of the challenges that I had was the amount of grams I had available for use. In the future, I hope to get more grams and a kilogram for students to be able to use.  This lesson was challenging since students had to share the grams.  Since students had to share the gram weights, the room became loud and noisy.  That being said, it was also very obvious how little exposure to grams my students have had.  They really had no knowledge about the relative size of grams and that a paperclip is equal to one gram.

One thing I did not anticipate for this lesson was that I would have students that did not know how to use balance scales.  You can hear in my reflection video how I will remedy this in the future.

Limited Exposure = LOUD
Connection to Prior Knowledge: Limited Exposure = LOUD

Great Grams and Grahams

Unit 10: Measurment
Lesson 7 of 13

Big Idea: In this lesson students use grams to measure the mass of graham crackers. Students work with partners to weigh objects as well as solve various word problems.

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Melissa Romano

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