This measurement unit is designed to introduce students to measuring using non-standard units. The students use paper plates, straws, cotton balls and themselves to “compete” in the “Measurement Olympics.” You will use gold medals as your non standard unit of measure. This unit also provides a great way to teach students about sportsmanship. To supplement this unit you can show clips of the actual Olympic events.
Record answers on individual recording sheets and on class charts for each event. Included are chart labels to make class charts for each event, gold medals to award at the end of your Measurement Olympics and vocabulary cards to make a vocabulary chart.
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