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Day 1: Length Measurement Benchmarks (U.S. customary)
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This lesson is Day 1 in a series of 5 lessons around U.S customary measurement.

This 3rd grade video lesson introduces the U.S. customary measurements for length: inches, feet, and yards. In this lesson, students will learn benchmarks (visuals) for measuring in inches, feet and yards when they don't have standard measurement tools available.

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Mathematics
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Author:
Dawne Coker
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Day 2: Sometimes it's nice to be precise
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This lesson is Day 1 in a series of 5 lessons around U.S customary measurement.

This lesson focuses on measuring lengths to the nearest fourth of a inch, and discusses when it's necessary to find a precise measurement versus an estimate.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Simulation
Author:
Dawne Coker
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Day 3: Flying Paper Planes
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This lesson is Day 3 in a series of 5 lessons around U.S customary measurement.

This video lesson explores the use of appropriate units for measuring length. Additionally, students will be asked to solve single-step problems involving lengths of distances. No materials are needed for this lesson.

Subject:
Mathematics
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Simulation
Author:
Dawne Coker
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Day 4: Measuring Capacity
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This lesson is Day 1 in a series of 5 lessons around U.S customary measurement.

This video lesson introduces U.S. customary units for measuring capacity (cups, pints, quarts, and gallons). Students examine benchmarks for each unit, and then apply their knowledge of capacity to make lava lamps. To make a lava lamp, students will need: 1 quart-size empty water bottle, 2 cups vegetable oil, 1 cup water, food coloring, 1 alka-seltzer tablet. (All measurements are approximate and may be adjusted based on the capacity of the water bottle).

Subject:
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Simulation
Author:
Dawne Coker
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Day 5: Grandma's Cookie Recipe
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This lesson is Day 5 in a series of 5 lessons around U.S customary measurement.

In this video lesson, students learn the difference between weight and capacity as they observe a cookie recipe being made. No materials are needed for this lesson.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Interactive
Lesson
Simulation
Author:
Dawne Coker
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Exploring Weight
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In this lesson students will be exploring the concept of weight and solving word problems involving weight. 

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Mathematics
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Lesson Plan
Author:
Drew Polly
Date Added:
07/13/2020