Measurement Activity Sheet. Activity #1

  • What was the point of this activity?

The point of this activity was to get students comfortable using metric units and completing conversions.

  • Explain how you would introduce this to your class?

I would introduce it by telling the students the many uses of the metric system like communicating with other countries. I would start off by teaching the prefixes ex. milli- and centi- and teaching how to use a ruler.

  • Where do you see students having difficulty?

I see students having difficulty with the conversions and prefixes.

  • What changes or extensions could you do to this activity?

Establishing the prefixes/conversions

  • Scientific principle

Metric System

 

Volume Activity Sheet. Activity #2

  • What was the point of this activity?

The point of this activity was to better understand mass and volume.

  • Explain how you would introduce this to your class?

I would introduce it by demonstrating the same activity with different shapes that have a different volume.

  • Where do you see students having difficulty?

I see students having difficulty with the equation, length x width x height.

  • What changes or extensions could you do to this activity?

I would add the measurements on the cube. I would also lay the big cube completely out showing a different shape but same volume.

  • Scientific principle

Volume