My second graders are learning how to measure length using standard units, such as inches and centimeters. There are so many fun activities to help students really understand measurement!
Get out your rulers, tape measures, and yard sticks and follow me around this unit!
Measurement conversions can be quite overwhelming for some students! This is especially true if they do not understand the relationship between the different units of measurement. Notice I use the word “understand”, not the word “know”. Students can know that 1 foot is 12 inches with out really understanding how they are equal to each other. Below are suggestions for building understanding so that student can be successful with measurement conversions. Continue reading