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# Measuring!!

April 11, 2022 | Rebekah Lowe

Second Grade finished a unit on measuring last week!   These are some of the standards addressed:

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.

Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

We explored measuring with nonstandard units as well as standard units.  Nonstandard units are paper clips, popsicle sticks, and shoes.  Standard units are inches, centimeters, yards, and meters.  We started off the unit by measuring different jumps.  Then, we measured how far we jumped using nonstandard and standard units.  Some in the class are quite far jumpers!! We also compared jumps between students to see how much farther one person jumps than another student.  The longest jump minus the shortest jump told us how much farther someone jumped.

The class measured the length and width of the classroom as well as used body benchmarks to estimate how long something is.  Did you know the tip of your thumb is about 1 inch long or that the length of your hand is about 6 inches? Overall, students had a really fun time measuring using rulers, yardsticks, and meter sticks.  They learned how to measure starting at the edge and keep a straight line. Right now in math, we are focusing on odd and even numbers! 