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TPT Gift Card Giveaway March

GIveaway March

GIveaway MarchIn honour of my favourite number – Pi

I’m having a giveaway :)

ONE lucky winners will be chosen to receive a $25 TpT Gift Certificate to be used to purchase any resources for their classroom (hopefully a math resources) PLUS they will also receive a copy of my Focus On Integer Series Ultimate Package!!

and THREE more teachers/parents will win just my Focus On Integer Series Ultimate Package ($25 Value)

in total there will be 4 winners chosen at random on Pi day (March 14)!

Click Here to Enter (the most current giveaway): http://www.mathfilefoldergames.com/MathGiveaway

 

100 Days Of School Activity – 100 Things

100 Things

100 Days Of School Activity

Asher's 100 Things...

100 Things

Measuring a Friend {Measurement Activity}

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Have a student come to the front of the classroom and as a class, predict the length of his or her arms, legs or ears. Group students into groups of three and explain that each students should help to measure others and should measure himself or herself.

Give them a list of things to measure so they can record measurements. Be sure to include the length of the entire body! When finished, have them compare their measurements with others in the class.

They love to discuss this!

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

 
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Measurement Olympics {Measurement Activity}

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Students will use their measurement skills to determine which student will receive the gold metal. Review with students the best way to measure length, width and height.

Set up stations where students will measure to determine who can jump the farthest, run the fastest (measuring time!), throw the farthest and jump the highest.

Allow students to be in charge of measuring and recording the results and have them record them on a paper you've prepared.
 
You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

 
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Directions for a Drawing Game {Measurement Activity}

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Have each student draw a picture using a ruler, drawing only straight, vertical and horizontal lines. On a separate piece of paper, they should mark one endpoint of each line with a dot and a letter.

So, the second paper should have several dots accompanied by letters, but nothing else. Students then need to write out directions for another student to draw the picture using the dots given.
 
Example: The beginning of one student's directions might say, "Draw a 1-inch line up from A. Then draw a 2-inch line toward the right from B." Have students switch papers and see whether they can follow each other's directions to create the correct pictures.

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

 

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Estimate to the Nearest Inch {Measurement Activity}

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(This lesson can be adapted to older students by having them measure to the nearest fraction of an inch)

Begin by reviewing a ruler projected on a screen, showing students both sides of the ruler and noting that one edge shows inches while the other shows centimeters. Tell them they will be measuring with the inches side of the ruler today. Have students estimate in inches how long a strip of paper you hold up might be.

Demonstrate how to measure the strip of paper using the inches side of a ruler. How close were their estimates? Discuss.

Prepare precut strips of construction paper that vary in lengths from 1 to 12 inches. Give each student 6 strips and have them estimate the length of each strip. Have them write their answers on each strip. Next, have them measure the actual length and record on each strip. Let them see how many strips they guessed correctly on. Give each student a sheet of white paper on which they will build a 3D object from their imaginations and glue it into place.

Finally, have them find the total number of inches of paper strips they used to create their objects, and give their artwork a title that includes the number of inches used. (For example: My 40-inch house).

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

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Discovering Volume {Measurement Activity}

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Students will need a large number of 1” cubes (wooden or plastic), a collection of various sizes of boxes (cereal, tea, crackers, etc.), rulers, pencils and paper.

Put students into pairs and give each pair two different sized boxes. Students will use the cubes to measure volume. This is a great way to introduce a unit on volume. Students will follow these directions projected on the overhead screen:

1. Fill up one box with the 1-inch cubes.
2. How many 1-inch cubes does it take to fill up/make up the length of the box?
3. How many 1-inch cubes does it take to fill up/make the width of the box? Height?
4. How many total cubes does it take to fill the entire box? Record your answer.
5. Write this formula: V = L x W x H (Volume = Length x Width x Height)
6. Use a ruler to measure the length, width and height of the box. Record your answer.
7. Is your answer to number 4 the same as your answer to number 6?

As a bonus, provide them the next day with bigger boxes and have them use cubes or measure volume with rulers.

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

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Find the Longest Piece {Measurement Activity}

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Use a pencil and ruler to draw several different lines all the way across the length or width of a piece of paper. Make lines diagonally at different angles instead of horizontally or vertically.

Make several copies of the paper with lines drawn in this manner. Using a paper cutter, slice the paper into the given pieces and place pieces from one paper into separate envelopes.

Divide students into groups and give each group one envelope. Groups race to discover the longest measurement that they can find of all of the pieces in the envelope. The first group to get the correct answer wins.

 

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

 
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Measurement Scavenger Hunt {Measurement Activity}

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This game will help students learn to measure by practising on various objects. Write down a list of different measurements, such as 1 inch, 6 inches, 2 feet, 1 yard and give students a copy of the list.

Students will walk around the classroom or playground and try to find objects that match these measurements. The first student to finish the list wins the game.

 

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Measuring Up to Abe Lincoln {Measurement Activity}

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Students will work in pairs. They each need pencils, rulers, bulletin board paper (one sheet for each student big enough to trace bodies), a life-size cut out of Abe Lincoln (Draw and measure this, or ask the art teacher for help!) hung up on the wall as if standing so students can see how tall he actually is.

Review with students how you drew Abe Lincoln and measured his height with a ruler. Review units of measurement (inches, cm, feet, meters). Also, ask students if they know how tall they are.

Have them guess how tall Abe Lincoln is, and share with them that he was 6 feet 4 inches tall and the tallest president ever. This was a time when the average height for men was 5 feet 6 inches. At age 17, he was already this tall, and a great athlete. He weighed between 160 and 185 pounds, so he was very thin for his height.

Ask a few students to stand next to your cut tout on the wall and compare heights. Arrange students into pairs and have them take turns tracing each other on butcher paper. Have them measure their height from head to toe in inches. (Older students might convert that height to feet and inches). Each student should write his or her height on their cut out.

Have students subtract their height in inches from Abe’s height in inches. Older students might subtract their height in feet and inches from Abe’s height of 6’ 4”. Finally, students can Dress their cut outs and decorate them, and they can be displayed in the hallways alongside Abe!

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.

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