Monday, March 19, 2012

Benchmark Meaurements for Length

Like I've stated before, we jam too much information into our students heads...I think it is extremely valuable to teach our students how to measure in length, capacity and by mass.  However, do they really need to remember benchmarks for estimating and coversions between units??? 

Regardless, we teach here is an idea my team came up with.  We decided to make a chart to show benchmark measurements for length...complete with visuals.

Another thing we have to teach is how to convert within US Standard and within Metric as well as between the two.  One way to do this is also with an anchor chart to refer back to when you are really measuring items in the class room.   Here is a FREEBIE to record measurements of things in your classrooms in inches, yards and feet. Grab it here for free!

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