Reflection: Intrinsic Motivation Measurement: Comparing Dinosaurs - Section 2: Whole Group Interaction

 

I wanted my students to compare the length of dinosaurs for multiple reasons. The main reason I did it is because it pertained to our dinosaur unit we were doing. Also, First Graders are intrigued by dinosaurs and study them every chance they get. It builds intrinsic motivation to have a topic they love so much to teach a necessary concept. They wanted to know the answer about these dinosaurs. My last reason was it offered a collection of objects to compare lengths that take up expansive space. I really wanted them to have to think about which dinosaurs were longer or shorter than others. You have to plan ahead and pre-measure the yarn strips though. Use a yard stick and measure off the distance of the dinosaurs you pick. You could even allow your kids to select a dinosaur and compare them. Check out the pictures in the resource section. 

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Measurement: Comparing Dinosaurs

Unit 8: Measurement
Lesson 2 of 5

Objective: SWBAT order three objects by length.

Big Idea: First Graders need to use direct and indirect comparisons to measure objects. Today they will use their new knowledge of dinosaurs to find the longest of the giant lizards.

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Math, length (Determining Measurements), Measurement, First Grade, comparing lengths
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