## Building that meter - Section 2: Building a Meter

Building that meter

# Building a Meter: Comparing units.

Unit 2: Metric Measurement
Lesson 4 of 18

## Big Idea: In this "just too fun" lesson, place value blocks take on a new meaning as they are used to build a meter. Then, students create an assessment video explaining the relationship between mm, cm and dm to the meter.

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Math, Measurement, Conversions (Within and Between Systems), meter sticks, hands, Place Value Blocks
40 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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