Heads In, Hearts In: Measure A Room

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May 25, 2021 - Author:

What you need to know:

Measurement is what you do when you’re trying to find the size of something. Measurement is a part of everyday life. Whether we’re cooking, buying clothes, playing sports or estimating whether an object will fit in a particular location, we need to know how to use a ruler, yardstick, tape measure and other measuring instruments accurately.

What you will do and learn:

In this activity, you will choose a room (tote) and measure commonly found items in that room for length, width or height using two different units of measurement. The U.S. Standard System uses inches (in.), feet (ft), yards (yd) and miles (m). The metric system uses millimeters (mm), centimeters (cm), meters (m) and kilometers (km). You will measure a variety of items using both the U.S. Standard System and the metric system.

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