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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Sunday Shout Out: Customary and Metric Measurement

Today, I want to give a big shout out to Jamie at Miss Math Dork !  She is a math specialist that creates fun resources to help students learn and practice math concepts.

In particular, I would like to highlight her Measurement Wars series of resources.  One, because it perfectly suites my needs to review standard and metric measurement.  Two, because I love to make learning more of a game, and task cards almost always fit that bill.

She has a length, capacity, and Mass bundle:

She also has posters that provide a handy reference guide for students while they are using the various units of measurement.  I plan to have these posters available to students as a review while they are playing the Measurement Wars games.

If you're looking for a specific measurement concept, she has the bundle broken down into:

Length Measurement Wars

Capacity Measurement Wars

Mass (Weight) Measurement Wars

I have been trying to have stations available to students for what I call "Experiment Day/Week."  I break the class up into groups of 3 or 4 and have them rotate through various stations.  They record their findings at each station on "report sheets" and turn the report sheets in at the end of the week for a grade.

I float through the stations to check for understanding and correct any misconceptions.  If I see that a group has completed the assignment, I sign off on their report sheets and allow them to get the materials for the next station.

I always make the station that requires the lab equipment the "teacher station."  That way, I can supervise the ssquirrels  students so that they use their time and the equipment properly.

I can't wait to make these task cards part of the game station!

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