This game for two or more players tests students' knowledge of the uses of various measuring tools. An interactive spinner picturing 8 tools that measure the attributes of length, weight, volume, angle and time determines the players' movement on a game board. Students must explain their reasoning about their choices of tool applications. A printable page is available.
Genuis Hour project idea for ELA researching a topic of student's choice regarding WWII and/or the Holocaust. Preview image Photo by Karsten Winegeart on Unsplash
In this lesson activity students create visual representations for the data presented in the book, "If the World Were a Village" by David J Smith and Shelagh Armstrong. Students are challenged to create different representations and reason why one representation may be better than another. Suggested representations are pictographs, bar graphs, and tables. The activity includes the problem, teacher notes, hints, and solution suggestions.
This activity gives students a chance to make estimates and comparisons of the measures of length (height) and capacity. It presents an image of a tiny elf next to a normal size mug. Students are asked to estimate the Little Man's height and compare it with that of other objects. Next, they are asked to estimate the height and volume of the Little Man's mug. The Teachers' Notes page includes suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, and ideas for extension and support.
This problem allows students to explore introductory multiplication and division concepts in the context of sharing cookies ("biscuits" in the UK). Cookies are displayed in two different arrays, and students are challenged to divide them equally among two, three, five, and six people and to deal with remainders. The Teachers' Notes page offers rationale, suggestions for implementation, discussion questions, ideas for extension and support, and a printable sheet (pdf).
This brief article for young learners describes how ancient cultures developed units of measurement like the cubit and foot, and how estimation and precision play a role in measuring today. A printable page is available.
This lesson focuses on light and shadow. Students will examine several paintings at the Ackland Art Museum for light and shadow.
- Arts and Humanities
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- Lesson Plan
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education
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- LEARN NC Lesson Plans
- Denise Young
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A fun way to get students to start thinking about who they currently are as a reader and what their reading goals for the new school year should be. Thumbnail Image Credit: "Reading" by be creator is licensed with CC BY 2.0. To view a copy of this license, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/