Reflection: Student Feedback Winter Olympics:Non Standard Measurement - Section 3: Independent Practice


After the lesson, my class and I had a discussion about the different measuring tools we used. I love the points that were made in the video in the resource section about how our marshmallows for the bobsleigh event gave us inaccurate results. They saw how the marshmallows could be squished together and each person would not get the same results. They decided marshmallows were not a good tool to use to measure with because we want precise answers and the marshmallows were not like the index cards, lincoln logs, etc. because their size and shape could change.

  Student Feedback: Accuracy in Measuring: The Marshmallow Problem
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Winter Olympics:Non Standard Measurement

Unit 8: Measurement
Lesson 1 of 5

Objective: SWBAT express a length using multiple pieces of a shorter object.

Big Idea: We are going for GOLD! Students will use different objects to measure the length achieved in different Olympic events.

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