Lesson Plan By: Brandy Elliott
Grade: 1st Length: 25 minutes
Academic Standard: Math
1.5.4 Measure and estimate the length of an object to the nearest inch and centimeter.
The students will estimate the length of a boomerang, within two inches.
Given a string and a ruler, the students will measure the length of a boomerang to the nearest inch, with 100% accuracy.
Advanced Teacher Preparation:
The teacher will need to have a cardboard cut out of a boomerang for each group.
The teacher will need to have a string and ruler for each group.
The teacher will need to have the groups of three already planned.
Introduction/Motivation: The teacher will explain to the students about measuring in inches and centimeters and how to make an estimate of objects that will be measured. The teacher then goes to other objects in the classroom and he/she will make an estimate of the length of that object, and then he/she will measure them in inches and centimeters.
The class will then talk about their estimates and actual measurements of the boomerang. Each group will share their estimates and the actual measurement to see if everyone’s measurements are the same. If not the same, then why?
For students who have a hard time working in groups they can work by themselves.
For students who need enrichments they can try to measure the perimeter of the boomerang.
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