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This lesson on measuring curvy objects asks, “How Long or How Short”
By – Karyn Rogers
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – K-1
- Students will learn how to measure curvy objects.
- Students will be able to identify length by using words such as shorter and longer.
Learning Resources and Materials:
- poster board
- 5 pipe cleaners (each a different color)
- 5 markers (same colors used for pipe cleaners)
- 12 inch string with knot on end
- How Long or How Wide: A Measuring Guide ISBN: 978082266946
Development of Lesson:
- The lesson will start by introducing the students to the above book.
- The definition of measurement will be explained to students again after reading the book.
- Students will be asked the definitions of measurement, longer and shorter.
- Take each pipe cleaner and bend them each in a different curvy shape.
- Have students guess what pipe cleaner is the shortest and which is the longest.
- Hold string at end that contains knot and measure pipe cleaner.
- As each pipe cleaner is measured, use the marker that matches pipe cleaner to mark the string.
- Determine the lengths of each pipe cleaner from shortest to longest.
- Record findings and compare with guesses.
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