Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Using Different Units to Measure Day 2 - Section 2: Continuation of Measurement Activity


While students are learning to measure and record there are several ideas that they must understand.  One idea is the use of a partial unit.  Although it may have taken 5 tiles to cover a strip, the count can be identified as 4 1/2 or a little more than 4.  Students have a hard time understanding why the 5 tile is not part of the whole number count.  

  Measuring with Partial Units
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Measuring with Partial Units
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Using Different Units to Measure Day 2

Unit 8: Non Standard Measuring
Lesson 7 of 8

Objective: SWBAT compare lengths to see which is longer. SWBAT express that measuring an object using different length units will result in different measurements.

Big Idea: Students continue to measure floor strips with a choice of three different units.

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