Reflection: Station Rotation How long is it? - Section 3: Independent Practice


Look at the picture in the resource section and you will see an error I want to point out. My goal for this lesson is for my students to realize they must match their length units end to end for the answer to be correct. They cannot allow space in between the length units because that negative space is providing them an error in their measuring. Some of my students were not seeing how important this is and I had to point it out to a few students. It helped me catch students by using rotating stations. I was able to walk around and observe as they measured.

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How long is it?

Unit 8: Measurement
Lesson 3 of 5

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

Big Idea: My students have practiced measuring using non-standard units. This lesson opens a discussion why we get varying answers on the same item by using different units.

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Math, Measurement, Measurement Tools, First Grade, non standard units
  35 minutes
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