Inch By Inch Book Lesson Measuring Plans

Inch by inch book lesson measuring plans

I give each child a 6-inch ruler. I ask them how long the ruler is? Is this ruler one foot long?

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Why are there 2 sets of numbers on these rulers? Does anyone know why we have 2 sets of measurements? US and most other countries. What are some things you notice about inches? About centimeters?

Inch by inch book lesson measuring plans

I take suggestions here and if appropriate, we check them out using our rulers to see if they make sense, such as inches are bigger. Today we are going to try to figure out what happens when we measure in inches and in centimeters. You will have some pages to do that will ask you to measure in both inches and centimeters and some that will ask you to compare 2 figures.

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After we have completed the 2 pages, we will talk about what we notice about measuring in inches and centimeters. You may do a challenge page if you finish before the others. The first page asks you to measure the lines in both inches and centimeters and to record both measurements.

I tell students that it is going to be important today to be very careful when they measure. The second page tells you whether to measure in inches or centimeters and to tell how much bigger one line is than the other.

Inch by inch book lesson measuring plans

When everyone has completed their work, I ask students to bring their papers to the rug. We look at some of the answers for the first sheet and I create a table of inches and centimeters.

What do students notice about the two numbers? Why is that?

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I ask students what would happen if I measured them in centimeters and then inches, which number would be bigger? Why or why not? I continue this discussion until I feel that students understand the concept that a centimeter is smaller than an inch, so it will take more centimeters than inches to measure a given object.

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For this part of the lesson I invite students to return to their desks. I tell them that they will be following directions to make several lines or shapes on their paper.

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When they are done, they should trace over the shapes and lines in marker so they are visible, and then they can turn them into a picture on their papers.

I remind them to use pencil first, in case they make a mistake. They will need to draw all the lines and shapes before turning their paper into a creative picture.

Inch by inch book lesson measuring plans

I circulate around to watch as students remember to use centimeters or inches to follow the directions given. Empty Layer. Home Professional Learning. Professional Learning. Learn more about.

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Centimeters and Inches Add to Favorites 16 teachers like this lesson. SWBAT demonstrate an understanding that centimeters are smaller than inches. Big Idea How do we understand the difference between inches and centimeters?

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Why does measuring a given object in centimeters always give a bigger number than measuring the same object in inches? Lesson Author. Grade Level. Measurement and Methods. MP6 Attend to precision. What is a Centimeter?

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Independent Practice 15 minutes. I circulate around the room to help students who may be struggling with this activity. Fun with Inches and Centimeters 15 minutes. Previous Lesson. Next Lesson. Related Lessons.

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