Reflection: Checks for Understanding How Big Is A Foot? - Section 3: Prediction


When I started the lesson I asked students to show me with their hands what they thought a foot looked like. Some students had their hands far enough apart to be about 3 feet. Others showed about 6 inches. My goal for the lesson was to give students experiences that would help them get a sense of what a foot really is, and also to solidify their knowledge that there are 12 inches in a foot.

I also looked at the kinds of items students predicted would be about a foot in size. These two visuals gave me a quick assessment of how many students really understood the idea of a foot.

  Assessing Understanding of a Foot
  Checks for Understanding: Assessing Understanding of a Foot
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How Big Is A Foot?

Unit 14: Length
Lesson 6 of 9

Objective: SWBAT understand that a foot is 12 inches and to estimate objects that are about 1 foot in length.

Big Idea: Do students have any idea of what a foot really is? We will work to find out in several different ways.

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