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  • Lesson Plan
    • Subject: Math
    • Driving Question: How do we measure objects?
    • Pedagogical Method: Kinesthetic Learning
    • Grade Level: 2, 3
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Delivery Method: Synchronous
  • Students will be able to identify different forms of measurement and measure objects found in their daily life.

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    Link 1 Link 2 Link 3 Video 1 Video 2 Video 3 Link 4 Answer key 1 Worksheet 1

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  • ● Materials: laptops/tablets/Mobile phones
    Also find attached the necessary resources in the Files section
    • Estimate the lengths
    • Measure the lengths using the millimeter and the centimeter
    • Determine the relationship between the kilometer, meter, centimeter, and millimeter 

    Keywords: ruler, lines, kilometer, meter, centimeter, millimeter 

    • Students must understand the concept of measurement being a number that shows the size or amount of something.
    • Students must know how to draw a line.

  • Ask students to compare their height to the height of their brothers or parents at home. 

    Have them go on a scavenger hunt and try to collect things in the house that are of the same length. Then, have them determine the shortest and longest thing in their room. Have students share by using their cameras or sharing their screens if they are sharing pictures of the items being compared.

  • Then send one of the following videos depending on your students’ grade level.

    1. For grade 1, send Video 1 to understand the concept of length and measurement 
    2. For grade 2, send Video 2 to distinguish between the units of measurement of length, and how to use a ruler to measure length (centimeters, millimeters).
    3. For grade 3, send Video 3 to understand how to convert from m to cm to mm. 

    To check for understanding, have students raise their hand to take turns reflecting on how their learning shaped up. They will use the sentence starters, “I used to think….Now I know….”

  • For grade 1: Have students use cubes to measure some small things such as a pen, spoon,...

    Then, have students trace their hands and feet on a paper and measure using snap cubes or similar items. They can show their measurements on their cameras.

    For grades 2 and 3: Have students use a ruler to measure some small things in the house, such as a book, a pen, or a fork, and a measuring tape to measure larger things, such as a door or window. They can observe the car meter with their parents to measure distances in kilometers, or use google maps to measure the distance between their home and other villages (Km). They can show their measurements on their cameras or unmute their microphones to share their findings.

    To check for understanding, you have two options. Either send Link 1 and have students share their scores with you, or have students choose an item at home and measure it using the ruler. Have them take pictures of their measurements and share them with you.

  • Have a student use Link 2 to measure some lines, and solve reflection questions. Like: How long do you estimate this objective is? Was your estimation close to the exact measurement? What do you notice about the measurement?

    For homework, there are two option. One, have students observe the measurement of length using a ruler and distinguish between centimeters and millimeters (Link 7). Then, have them estimate length (Link 3) and convert to cm, m, or mm (Link 6). 

    Two, have students find 3 items at home they wish to measure and tabulate their measurements in an organizer (Worksheet 1). They can challenge themselves by finding the connection between cm and mm.

    Note: Links 9-12 are French resources.