The purpose of this lesson is for students to apply their understanding of measurement of fractional lengths to create an Estimation Exploration activity.
This lesson provides an opportunity to observe the ways in which students think about fractional measurements. After the warm-up, students create their own Estimation Exploration activity and then facilitate it with other students in the class. Students can find images to use for their Estimation Exploration from books or other provided sources, or use actual objects from around the classroom.
If students need additional support with the concepts in this lesson, refer back to Unit 6, Section A in the curriculum materials.
- Apply understanding of measuring objects to the nearest half and fourth of an inch to create an Estimation Exploration activity.
- Let’s create an Estimation Exploration activity.
Materials to Gather
- Each group of 2-3 needs picture books and a ruler to design their Estimation Exploration activity.
- Each group of 2–3 from the previous activity needs 1 piece of chart paper and a marker.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
What do you love most about math? How are you sharing that joy with your students and encouraging them to think about what they love about math?