Challenge students to convert measurements between their metric counterparts! Students will relate the measurements to real-world objects. Use this lesson as support for the Converting Metric Measurements in Word Problems lesson.
This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
Is a giraffe more likely to be 15 feet tall or 25 inches tall? You probably don't need to get out your ruler to get to the correct answer. Assess student understanding of inches, centimeters, feet, and meters with this estimation check-in.
Get your students excited about measuring with this fun and colorful hands-on activity! Your students will see the difference between centimeters and inches as they use the included ruler to measure a fidget spinner, toy car, and other fun objects.