Ways to Represent Measurement Situations
The purpose of this lesson is for students to make sense of situations involving measurements, interpret representations of the situations, and ask and answer questions about them.
In previous lessons, students estimated and measured weights and liquid volumes. They learned a variety of methods and representations to solve problems involving all four operations, and used representations that made sense to them.
In this lesson, students make sense of tape diagrams (MP2), which better represent the continuous nature of measurement contexts. The context of a fair is used in this lesson and subsequent ones.
Activity 1: Giant Pumpkin Event
- Ask and answer questions about situations involving measurements.
- Interpret representations of situations involving measurements.
- Let’s make sense of and represent measurement situations at the fair.
Materials to Gather
Materials to Copy
- Card Sort: Giant Pumpkins
- Create a set of cards from the blackline master for each group of 2.
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|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
How did you see students using their prior mathematical knowledge to solve problems involving the four operations in these new measurement contexts?
- Number Puzzles: Addition and Subtraction (1–4), Stage 5: Within 1,000 (Supporting)
- Target Numbers (1–5), Stage 7: Subtract Hundreds, Tens, or Ones (Supporting)
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