1. Topic-
Measurement
 
2. Content-
Non-standard measurement
Key Vocabulary:
greatest
longest
shortest
compare
 
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.Children will measure objects in the classroom.
2.Children will compare the length of the objects that they measured.
3.Children will graph and discuss their results with others.
 
4. Objectives-
1.90% of the children will measure objects accurately.
2.Children will understand what it means to be longer and shorter and will compare their measurements with 80% accuracy.
3.100% of the children will work together to measure and share out their information to the class using the document camera.
 
5. Materials and Aids-
paper bunnies
chart paper
markers
document camera/projector
recording paper with graph
 
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1.Ask the students who they think is the tallest and the shortest student.
2.Tell them they can measure these children to see how much taller they are.
3.Show how to measure an object with other items than a ruler. Today they will measure with paper bunnies (following along with our bunny theme all week).
 

B. Development-

1.Have the children sit in a circle while the two children you chose are in the middle. Show the children how you would measure them. Show how the bunnies can't overlap and they need to be touching to get the accurate measurement.
2.Show how you can record their findings on a large graph paper. Color in the correct number of bunnies on the graph.
3.Ask and talk about which one is larger and smaller and by how much.
 

C. Practice-

1.Explain that the children will be going off on their own to measure some things in the classroom.
2.Go over each item that they will measure and how they will measure it.
3.Send the children off with their own paper bunnies and they will measure the three items. Monitor the students while they are measuring and help any that may need it.
 

D. Independent Practice-

After the children measured their items, have them graph their results on the graphing worksheet.

 

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Repeat the directions for any that may need it.
2.Sit the children who have attention issues closer to you during the whole group lesson.
3.Place the TA close to students who might need extra support during measuring and graphing.
 

F. Checking for understanding-

1.Observe children during whole group and individual work.
2.Collect and review the graphing worksheet.
3.Listen to the share out time to see if the children are using the appropriate math language, comparing objects.
4. Ask higher-level questions to have the children discuss their thinking and understand what they are learning.
 

G. Closure-

1.Children will share out their results on the document camera/projector.
2.Discuss everyone's findings, comparing each persons objects.
 

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