I found that our adopted text didn’t have nearly enough activities for students to practice measurement. I decided to add this strand to my Odd One Out series.
Each page has two activities. I run enough copies for groups of three and staple the half sheet on a piece of notebook paper.
Students either write statements about the measurements, or they write why one of the set doesn’t belong with the rest of the numbers. There are multiple correct answers for each set.
Students talk to each other using the mathematical vocabulary. They must defend their answers. I have been requiring each group complete a certain amount of writing and every member of the group needs to contribute. (My students came up with the idea of initialing their additions. I like this layer of accountability.
I have also included two forms I created for the students to use as references. I have used the last two pages as a scavenger hunt activity with packaged food and/or advertisements. They can either use the blank one and list what they find, or they can use the one with all the units of measurement listed and check off what they find.
I hope you find these activities useful in your classroom.