Reflection: Rigor U.S. Customary System Measurement Task - Section 2: Practice


Sometimes it is really difficult to sit back and watch your students struggle.  But, they need it in order to become critical thinkers on their own.  I think it is not only uncomfortable for me to watch them squirm but is also uncomfortable for them.  Some of them hate it.  I see them as being the ones that are not as strong at being a critical thinker or creative.  Practicing this type of thought process is necessary to build the characteristics necessary for a critical thinker.

Tasks such as these multi-step story problems are of high interest to some of my ADHD students.  I have a couple boys who are severely ADHD and they thrive on tasks like these.  They normally have a thousand things going through their minds so it is typically easy for them to be really creative and think through these multi-step situations.

Struggle is okay when it leads to meaningful learning. 

  Watch em' squirm!
  Rigor: Watch em' squirm!
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U.S. Customary System Measurement Task

Unit 2: Measurement
Lesson 6 of 11

Objective: The students will be able to convert measurements of length, weight, and capacity within the U.S. Customary System to solve real world problems.

Big Idea: I guess this is practical!

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Math, Measurement, Units and Systems of Measurement, customary units of measurement
  60 minutes
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