## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Pumpkin Math! Introduction to Metric Units - Section 2: Working in Pairs to Measure

In preparation for this lesson, I needed to be sure to have gram scale large enough to weigh the pumpkins! If I don't want students to confuse pounds with metrics, I need the right tool! But, our district does not have any scale that is larger that measures grams. It was not a good thing to use the wrong tool and surprisingly, students adjusted and were able to measure the weight in pounds, however, I am afraid it will turn up later when we study both standard and metric units.

Having the right tools!
Adjustments to Practice: Having the right tools!

# Pumpkin Math! Introduction to Metric Units

Unit 2: Metric Measurement
Lesson 1 of 18

## Big Idea: Students get introduced to metric units using pumpkins.

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### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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