Math Thinkers

In class we have been working hard on different topics in math.  We have been focusing on measurement this week.  Students are being asked to take their thinking to the next level.  Check out what we have been up to…

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Students were asked to use any type of non standard unit and measure items around the room.  Some students used paperclip chains, some used cubes and others used their own feet.

Students needed to record their findings and show how they measured their items.

 

Next, we had a sticky situation. 

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Students needed to measure gummy worms in both inches and centimeters.  Then, they needed to stretch the worm as far as they could and remeasure.  They also had the find the difference between.  Way too much fun to be math, right?

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