Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Units of Weight - Section 3: Closure


Instead of me listing items for the students to identify the correct unit of weight, I wanted the students to work together and come up with their own list.  Sometimes, we limit the students by giving them this narrow piece of information.  If we would step back and see what they can do without us, then the students can show us a few things.

In this lesson, the students worked cooperatively to generate a list of items to determine the correct unit of measure to weigh those items.  The students listed things that I did not even think of listing.  

This made for a great whole class conversation.  As I went around the room to have the pairs share, it gave me an opportunity to point out things that would help the students in the future.  

  Letting the students tell what they know
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Letting the students tell what they know
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Units of Weight

Unit 8: Measurement and Data
Lesson 7 of 15

Objective: SWBAT determine the appropriate unit of weight to use in order to measure items.

Big Idea: The students will record the appropriate measurement units in a two-column table.

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