Reflection: Checks for Understanding Introduction to Non-Standard Measurement - Section 3: Independent Work

 

A struggle that several of my students had was measuring past the stopping point. While we had discussed, and I had modeled starting measurement at the starting point, several students went over the line for a stopping point. Students were struggling with the idea of  "about how many cubes." I had to explain that it was important to measure as close to the line as possible, but not to go over. A quick estimation lesson would be great to add to this unit next time around.

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Introduction to Non-Standard Measurement

Unit 9: Non-Standard Measurement
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Objective: Students will use non-standard measurement to measure various insects.

Big Idea: It's getting buggy! Students use unifix cubes as their non-standard measurement tool.

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