Sunday, 23 November 2014

Understanding the Metric System! Measuring the world around us...

In our mathematics exploration, we began discussing the metric system that Canada (and most of the world) uses to measure distances and lengths. 

The students were asked to measure at least 5 different objects around the classroom and hallway to the nearest cm. 

Through this exploration students discovered convenient ways of measuring objects that were somewhat more difficult to measure (if you didn't have a wooden metre stick to use!) 

For example: measuring the height of a classmate became much easier if they lay down on the carpet.. instead of standing upright. 

We continue to explore measurement with distance, time, and temperature this week!






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