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Module 3 Measurement - Length and Time (Jan./Feb.)

In this unit, the students will be working with the measurement of time and length.  Time will be limited to reading and writing time as it is displayed on a digital and analog clock to the hour and half hour.  Work with length revolves around comparing lengths, measuring with non-standard units such as cubes, paper clips, etc.  
The students will be:
  • able to identify an analog and digital clock.
  • able to identify the hours and minutes on a clock.
  • able to tell how many minutes in an hour
  • able to read and write the time when the minutes are :00 or :30.
  • able to draw the hands on an analog clock for the hours at :00 or :30.
  • able to compare and order objects by length.  (Which is longer / shorter?)
  • able to report the length of an object using nonstandard units.
Essential Questions
  1. Why does "what" we measure influence "how" we measure?
  2. How is measurement used in everyday life?
  3. Why display data in different ways?
  4. How do you measure the length of an object?
  5. How do we use a clock to measure time?
  6. What do we need to think about to measure accurately?
Home Activities
  • Practice counting items to 120 (if your child was not proficient.)
  • Continue to practice addition and subtraction.
  • Practice telling time with analog and digital clocks.
  • Make a clock and practice drawing hands for the different times - or use an old clock and reset it for different times.
  • Use an everyday object to measure different items:  How many spoons long is it?  
Jan Troyer,
Jan 28, 2015, 1:01 PM