TeachersFirst's Measurement Resources

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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students learn measurement and to plan projects and classroom activities so to reinforce concepts of both standard and metric measurement. Be sure to include some measurement activities during special sporting events such as the Olympics, World Series, or Super Bowl to give special relevance to your measurement “units”!

 

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Math: Weights & Measures - Myvocabulary.com

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K to 1
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Weights & Measures. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Weights...more
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As part of their extensive site for vocabulary, roots, and more, MyVocabulary.com has added a themed area for Weights & Measures. Find interactive vocabulary activities using Weights and Measures related vocabulary words. You will also find printable crosswords, fill in the blanks and more, all using the same theme words. This and other "themes" available on the site will make vocabulary development fun.

tag(s): measurement (160), vocabulary (325)

In the Classroom

Share the puzzles on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students work with a partner to try out the puzzles on their own. Have students (or groups) create their own word puzzles to share as a class challenge as a student-run interactive whiteboard activity or share them on a class wiki.

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Tortoise and Hare Race - Shodor

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3 to 12
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This site provides practice with patterns, relations, and functions through the tale of the the Tortoise and the Hare. The amount of the tortoise's head-start can be changed, then take...more
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This site provides practice with patterns, relations, and functions through the tale of the the Tortoise and the Hare. The amount of the tortoise's head-start can be changed, then take the racers through the various stages to find out who wins! Students will enjoy predicting the winner while watching the race unfold. The instructor's section provides detailed information on standards addressed, classroom questions, and links to similar resources. There is also a link to downloadable exploration questions that can be used in conjunction with the site.

tag(s): estimation (47), functions (70), measurement (160), patterns (88)

In the Classroom

Provide students with a copy of the explorations questions to complete alone or with a partner. Use on your interactive whiteboard for a quick 5 minute filler, change the amount of the tortoise's head-start each time to offer different outcomes each time. Ask students to predict the outcome of each race before beginning, allow changes midway, and discuss what is happening to change students' opinions.
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