Lesson Plan

Hopping Into Measurement

Your students will jump into math concepts like measurement and comparison with this delightful investigative activity! How far do kangaroos jump? Pretend to be a kangaroo and find out!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use appropriate vocabulary to compare measurements of length.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Tell your students that today you are going to investigate how far kangaroos can jump.
  • Tell them that they will do the research, investigation, measurement, and comparison needed to figure it out.
  • Let students know that this kind of project is similar to what scientists do in their field.
  • Have your students brainstorm and contribute their prior knowledge of kangaroos. Record this information on the board.