Measure Up

We are starting a unit on measurement. To prime our brains and get us thinking for this unit, we are just working on getting our minds wrapped around the two systems of measurement: customary and metric. And...we are looking at the units we use to measure length, capacity, and mass. Students cut apart the word slips and sort. Use this activity as a preassessment to see what students already know. Use it during your unit of study as a formative assessment piece. You can grab this freebie here if you want to try this Measurement Sort with your students.

Take a look at this YouTube video that helps students to see there is a difference between the meanings of mass and weight. The focus of the video uses metric units. The realization that these two words do not mean the same thing, in reality, sometimes is rather shocking to students.

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