Measurement (Middle School)

Marilyn Washington

Lake Elementary

St. Amant, La.

C Layer:

1. Participate in daily lecture

Choose I from 2-5

2. Create flash cards with the following terms: unit, inch, foot yard, mile, millimeter, centimeter, meter,, kilometers. CUP, pint, quart, gallon, liter, second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year,, decade, century, ounce, pound, ton, milligram, gram, kilogram, Celsius, Fahrenheit

3. Make a Bulletin Board that display and give examples of the terms in number 2.

4. Make a power point presentation that explains the vocabulary words in number 2.

5. Create a Crossword puzzle using the terms from number 2.

Required by all 6-13

6. Record examples from your math book, library books or the Internet on 15 concepts from number 2. Give examples of how you have used ten measurement terms from the terms listed in number 2

7. Compare / contrast second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year, decade, century. Prepare a lesson to teach the differences in time measurements.

8. Create a poster that labels the various tine zones

9. Make a chart that shows customary units of lengths and Metric units of length.

IO. Make a chart that shows Customary units of Measuring Capacity (oz, cup etc.) and Metric System for Measuring capacity (mil etc.)

11. Compare contrast perimeter and circumference.

12. Use a thermometer to find differences in temperatures of these pairs:

a. Water at room temperature / water from a refrigerator

b. Closed fist around a thermometer / thermometer under armpit c. Boiling water / hot tap water.

13. Teach someone in your class how to change centimeters to meters and feet to inches.

Choose three of the activities below from 14-19.

14. Discuss the advantages of using the metric system over using the English system of measurement.

15. Describe the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit scales.

16. Keep track of the temperature (Highs and Lows) in your area daily for one week, using both the Fahrenheit and Celsius Scales. Chart your findings. Be prepared to share.

17. Describe how the following people might use a thermometer: doctor, chef, meteorologist, scientist, manufacturer, mother

18. Compare and contrast a mercury thermometer with an alcohol thermometer.

19. Create a comic strip that explains 15 of the words from number 2.

Choose two between 20--23

20. Writing Assignment: Write a one page paper that discusses measuring situations in which it is important that measurements are precise, and name some situations in which approximate measurements are good enough.

2 1. Writing Assignment: Write a paper that tell everything you know about measurements.

22. Writing Assignment: Describe how measurement is used in our daily lives. (One page)

23. Writing Assignment: Imagine what life would be like if there were no measurements. Describe possible consequences or effects of such a situation. (One page)

B Layer: Choose two

24. Invent a board game that uses measurement vocabulary.

25. Explain how the development of science has been dependent on the science of measurement.

26. Explain military time.

27. Conduct a survey of student's attitudes, feelings and opinions in your math class and a math class that you are not a member of. Going to another class with your surveys or asking the teacher or another student from the other class to help you survey the other class can do (this.)

Use the following statements in your survey:

--I like math because I Re to solve problems

--I think knowledge of math is useful in everyday living

--I enjoy mathematics

--I do not enjoy mathematics.

Make a power point presentation that explains the results of your survey.

A. Layer: Choose one

28. Are boys or girls better in math?

29. Is Math important in the "Real World"?