Challenge students to convert measurements between their metric counterparts! Students will relate the measurements to real-world objects. Use this lesson as support for the Converting Metric Measurements in Word Problems lesson.
Is a giraffe more likely to be 15 feet tall or 25 inches tall? You probably don't need to get out your ruler to get to the correct answer. Assess student understanding of inches, centimeters, feet, and meters with this estimation check-in.
Get your students excited about measuring with this fun and colorful hands-on activity! Your students will see the difference between centimeters and inches as they use the included ruler to measure a fidget spinner, toy car, and other fun objects.
Exposing children to the metric system, rather than just teaching them the US standard system of inches and feet, gives them the chance of becoming a scientist or mathematician working on international projects. Begin small, measuring centimeters and meters, then let your child practice their multiplication skills to make calculations all the way up to distances that are kilometers long.