Reflection: Station Rotation Investigating Customary Units of Capacity - Section 4: Student Practice


By having students rotate between stations, they were given the opportunity to gain a hands-on leaning experience as well as true problem solving situations. For example, students had to reason with one another: How are we going to figure out the answer with these tools? Due to limited resources, stations were the only way that I could give all students the chance to investigate with each unit of measurement.

Rotating between five stations was a lot to accomplish in the given amount of time. However, most students were able to complete all the questions at each station and often had time to investigate with the materials on their own. 

At the end of today's lesson, most students were still in the beginning stages of understanding the conversions between the measurements of capacity. Tomorrow, we will build upon this hands-on experience by making conjectures about the relative sizes of each measuring unit. This lesson is a perfect example of how it can take several days for students to successfully reach a learning goal. 

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Investigating Customary Units of Capacity

Unit 2: Measuring Capacity
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT identify the relative sizes of an ounce, a cup, a pint, a quart, & a gallon and find the number of units in a given container.

Big Idea: Understanding the size of measurement units is a foundational skill needed to solve word problems involving measurements.

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