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!
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Pumpkin Math! Introduction to Metric Units

Unit 2: Metric Measurement
Lesson 1 of 18

Objective: SWBAT measure circumference, diameter, & length using centimeters/meters, liters and grams.

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