Reflection: Connection to Prior Knowledge What's a Kilogram? - Section 3: Guided Practice


One of my favorite parts of this lesson was watching students begin to connect prior knowledge (yesterday's lesson) to newly learned information. For example, yesterday, students learned that two Craisins (cranberry raisins) were equal to one gram. Today, students realized that 2,000 Craisins would equal one kilogram. Others, like the student in this video, 1000 Paperclips, excitedly told me that there would be 1,000 paperclips in one kilogram! This lesson is evidence that experiential and hands-on learning can lead to such amazing connections between math concepts. 

  Connection to Prior Knowledge: Reflection
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What's a Kilogram?

Unit 1: Measuring Mass and Weight
Lesson 2 of 10

Objective: SWBAT determine the equivalent conversions between grams and kilograms.

Big Idea: Generating conversions between two units of measurement is an important component to understanding relative sizes of measurement units.

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200 grams vs 1 kilogram
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