Reflection: Relevance Finding a Gram - Section 5: Homework: Using the Flipbook to find Milligrams and Kilograms


Flip Books are Fun!.I like using a flipbook for introducing a way to connect their minds to real world examples of where the units are used. It takes away that foreign non standard feel of metric units and suddenly reels in the idea that metric units are something that people really use.It's hands on and they really like to draw. I can easily see if they are not grasping size or the concept of the unit by just looking at their drawings and labels. If they have a set for each base unit, they have a quick reference. This really helps make everything relevant and coherant to the next base unit that we study. It helps them master the part of the standard that expects them to know relative sizes of units in metrics. Today's lesson was smooth because they connected all they had learned in using meters to grams and understood fully the idea that an item needed to be weighed using a different tool. This last picture shows the variety of things they came up with. They were able to look online to see how much something weighs in grams if they chose. The back page was for kilograms and so I was looking for pictures that showed large objects. Gram Flipbooks. Notice that there are not pictures for centigrams or decigrams. We had talked earlier about how grams, milligrams and kilograms are more commonly used in everyday life. I assessed them on the accuracy of  them being able to relate the unit to the objects they drew.

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Finding a Gram

Unit 2: Metric Measurement
Lesson 10 of 18

Objective: SWBAT recognize gram units as a method of measuring mass, and understand relative sizes and uses for the units.

Big Idea: Students create a gram and develop understanding of how to use a gram scale. They compare and understand the purpose behind the relative units and create a gram flipbook to help them recognize relative sizes.

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