Big Idea:Students measure the hallway using their choice of non-standard units to set the stage for the mindset of metrics. Then, students take a pretest to show what they understand about measurement in the metric system.
Big Idea:Students show their understanding of linear metric size as they search for objects that are a meter, centimeter and millimeter in size. They draw, collect samples and/or describe these object in a flip book and explain why they used that unit of measureme
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.
Big Idea:After watching a short video about Lewis and Clark, students examine a map of their journey and use the scale to measure kilometers. They convert the measurements to meters using an equation and a two column chart.
Big Idea:Students show their ability to choose the correct unit to measure their own foot to design a functional shoe and market it using an Educreations Video. This is the second part of the assessment for the unit.
Big Idea:Students create a gram and develop understanding of how to use a gram scale. They compare and understand the purpose behind the relative units and create a gram flipbook to help them recognize relative sizes.