Die-cut measuring instruments to scale for classroom use.
Measurement tools are extremely useful in many ways. Introduce basic units of measurement for real-world applications. Use various measurement tools to analyze data and solve problems with appropriate units. Understand the relationship between standard and metric systems of measurement. Conduct scientific inquiry. Sketch dimensional figures and angles. Consider die-cutting student sets for standardized test practice. Challenge students to draw images to scale using their choice of measurement tool.
Understand basic units of measurement for mathematical analysis and scientific investigations.
Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Permanent Marking Pen, Plastic (Colored and Clear), Wood Paper
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Die-cut the Protractor, 15cm Ruler, 6in Ruler and Right Angle Triangle from multiple colors of cardstock, construction paper, wood paper or plastic.
- When using construction paper, consider adhering chipboard between two pieces of construction paper for added durability.
- Add numbers with permanent marking pen if desired.
- Measuring tools may be laminated for lasting use (see Main Photo).
Tip: Create a class set, as these dies are to scale and can be used for any lesson.
Mathematics, Grade 4: Measurement & Data
4.MD 1. Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36), ...
4.MD 6. Measure angles in whole-number degrees using a protractor. Sketch angles of specified measure.
Mathematics, Grade 4: Geometry
4.G 1. Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
Mathematics, Grade 7: Geometry
8.G 7. Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 5 should enable all students to understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems and processes of measurement.
- In Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2, all students should recognize the attributes of length, volume, weight, area and time.
- In Pre-Kindergarten through grade 2, all students should select an appropriate unit and tool for the attribute being measured.
- In grades 3-5, all students should understand the need for measuring with standard units and become familiar with standard units in the customary and metric systems.
Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.