We have started a measurement and geometry unit in math.
Last week, students got to spend two days rotating through 10 different measurement stations. Here's a peek at some of them...
Students got very different results at the "Bowl O' Cubes" station, where they first estimated how many cubes could fit in the bowl, and then tried it out. We realized that some students had better luck heaping cubes in the bowl without any falling, so that accounted for the differences.
So...what did we learn?
Along with getting a chance to practice estimating skills, and use of measurement tools, we learned how important it is to be clear and precise when you are measuring. You also need to be sure that everyone follows the same procedures, or you will get very different results!