Tag Archives: measurement

Measuring everything in sight!

Last week, our second grade math class was filled with fun measurement activities, more specifically, measuring length.  Here are some highlights.  A number of the activities were adapted from the Georgia Mathematics Standards of Excellence. For the first activity, I … Continue reading

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Measuring Distance in Time

When was the last time you used an actual unit of distance when answering a question of the type “How far is …”?  For example, Katie knows that her school is 5 minutes away, mom’s work is 10 minutes away, … Continue reading

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Equal Shmequal

A few days ago, Katie came home from a party with 3 Oreo cookies.   In the evening, she asked to have one of them with her milk.  Permission was granted.  As she was finishing up her munching, Katie asked … Continue reading

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Two Katies and a Zoe

This morning: Katie: Can we have more light? Me: Sure, you know how to turn on the light. Katie goes over to the light switch and flicks it. Katie: It’s just the right height for me.  For a tall person … Continue reading

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About Time

I ask Katie to do something. Katie: This is going to take forever! Me: How long is forever? Katie: It’s so long that you can’t count. Me: Can anyone count that long? Katie: No, even if they count for 100 … Continue reading

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How long is a foot?

The first topic of today’s lesson was again measurement, and it began with a story.  The story was taken out of a large storybook that I had when I was little, and that has since been either misplaced or given … Continue reading

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