What do you know about **Measurement**?

We began by brainstorming and documenting our thoughts on chart paper.

**Vocabulary**

Next, we used **Cuisenaire Rods **to explore measurement. The students had to solve a riddle to find the missing rod. They had to use the ruler to measure accurately in centimetres.

**Cuisenaire MATHS Activity**

Then, we discussed a Maths Problem. We talked about the different strategies we can use to solve the problem. We recorded our thinking on chart paper and in our Maths journals.

** One student wanted to know how many metres Jimmy would travel all together, if he rolled 10 times.**

**The students documented their own thinking and strategies in their Maths Journals. **

We all wanted to know what 15 metres looked like. How far was that?

We went outdoors to measure 15 metres. The students helped record the distance using a metre stick.

Then, we ran the distance to see how far Jimmy rolled the first, second and third time.

Next, the students went on a scavenger hunt. They were tasked with finding objects in the classroom that were a specific measurement. They began by measuring the length of their Maths journal.

**Through these experiences the students were able to:**

__Thinking Skills:__

**Analysing **

*Observe carefully in order to recognize problems and find solutions**Practise “visible thinking” strategies and techniques.*

**Research Skills:**

**Formulating and planning **

*Ask or design relevant questions of interest that can be researched.**Outline a plan for finding necessary information.*

**Data gathering and recording **

*Gather information from a variety of primary and secondary sources.**Record observations by drawing, note taking, annotating images.*

**Evaluating and communicating**

*Present information in a variety of formats and platforms.*

__Communication Skills:__

**Listening****:**

*Listen to, and follow the information and directions of others.**Listen actively to other perspectives and ideas.**Ask for clarifications.*

**Interpreting****:** Interpret visual and oral communication.

**Speaking****:** Speak and express ideas clearly and logically in small and large groups.

**Writing****:**

*Record information and observations by hand and through digital technologies.**Organize information logically.**Understand and use mathematical notation and other symbols.*

__Self-management Skills: __

*Use time effectively and appropriately.**Keep an organized and logical system to document learning.**Use technology effectively and productively.*

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