# Metric System

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Your challenge is to work with your group to build the longest paper chain using ONLY 1 piece of construction paper.

Kids have a lot of misconceptions about capacity, and they can really only be cleared up through hands-on exploration. Sadly, I don't think they get opportunities for this like we did when we were kids. Instead of playing in a sand box or with cups and bowls in the bathtub, kids are playing with iPads and Wii's. And so many districts (mine included) are taking away sand and water tables from kindergarten, in favor of more "rigor." Because of this, kids are not building the schema necessary…

Amy Lemons provides teaching tips and resources for teachers of elementary school students with access to a free resource library.

One thing that I am finding I have to spend a lot more time going over now is measurement conversions. In the past, I would touch upon it, but since it wasn't a key standard, my in depth study of it was limited, to say the least. But now, with SBAC looming and conversions being SUCH a big part of all of the released questions, I am finding myself really diving into this skill. Knowing the actual units of measure doesn't seem to be a problem for my students. But it is making the conversions…

My recycled bottle poster for metric capacity.

Bringing math and measurement to real life! Great activities for teaching grams and kilograms activities

Students can better understand volume through this activity of using small cubic blocks to find the volume of a cereal box. This activity addresses the Common Core standard for 5th Grade Measurement and Data: 5.MD.3. Recognize volume as an attribute of solid figures and understand concepts of volume and measurement and relate volume to multiplication and to addition.

These Math Conversions Manila Envelope Matching Games make for great math center activities! Students can work alone or in groups to match the letters on the envelopes (one unit, i.e. one week) with the number cards (it's equivalent unit, i.e. 7 days). After students match up all of the cards they c...

Metric Volume Sort The object of this activity is for students to sort cards into the categories they would measure them with. For example, would you measure a pool with liters or milliliters? \$3.00 - Michaela Almeida, Reading Royalty

Connecting teaching with technology.

Why do things float? Volume, mass, weight, density

Length measurement is tricky for some kids to grasp. Here are some great sites to use when working on Length with your students! Estimate and Measure with Chef Pierre Measures The Ruler Game Length Strength: Non Standard Measurement Length Strength: Centimeters Length Strength: Inches Sid the Science Kid: Crystal's Rule- Non Standard Measurement Dinosaur Train- Non Standard Measurement How do You Measure UP? Finding Length Matching Measurements Measurement Measurement Mania Measures Fish…

This pack is full of games, centers and activities to practice and teach the 4th grade measurement CCSS! Activities focus on conversions (metric an...

4th Grade Measurement Units And Conversions QR Code Task Cards Bundle!This bundle is aligned with common core standards 4.MD.A.1 and 4.MD.A.2 and contains five QR code task card titles on measurement units and conversions (time, capacity, length, weight, and the metric system). Each self-checking ti...

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