THE FIRST GRADE GUIDE TO MEASURING BY: ERIN ENIX Measure It!
What Does “Measure” Mean? Do you know what measuring means? Do you know how to measure something? When you measure you are finding out the size, amount, weight, or degree of something by using an instrument or device. When measuring something, its okay to use “Non- Standard Measurement”. Check out the video below to learn more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hlkRcTmFxY
What Can We Measure? There are lots of things that can be measured! Some of those things include: Weight Time Temperature Speed Height Liquids
Measuring Tools Scale Stop Watch Ruler Thermometer Measuring cup
How Do We Measure Things? There are different tools to measure different things! A scale measures weight A watch measures time and speed A thermometer measure temperature A ruler measures height A measuring cup measures liquids.
Careers and Measurement How do community helpers use measurement? A nurse uses a thermometer to measure your temperature. A mailman uses a scale to weigh letters and packages. A baker uses measuring spoons and cups to measure ingredients. A truck driver uses a speedometer to measure how fast he is driving. A carpenter uses a measuring tape to measure boards before cutting.
Measurement and Fitness Can you measure your heart rate? Press two fingers under your jaw. Count the beats you feel to yourself. Jog in place and measure your heartbeat again. What happened? You just measured your own heart rate!
Lets Practice! What tools would you use to measure these items? What would you use to measure the temperature? What would you use to measure how fast you can run? What would you use to measure how much water is in the bucket? What would you use to measure how tall you are? What would you use to measure how much the elephant weighs?
Answers! Thermometer Stop Watch A Measuring Cup A ruler A scale
Measurement Assignment Time to practice on your own. Use the website to practice your measuring skills. http://www.mathnook.co m/math/skill/measuremen tgames.php http://www.mathnook.co m/math/skill/measuremen tgames.php Ms. Erin uses a measuring tape to measure her height.