We have been learning about measurement in our Math class. We we were able to practice two ways of measuring. One is Non-Standard Measurement which is using everyday materials such as cubes, pens, markers, etc. Another is Standard Measurement wherein we used real measuring tools such as rulers, weighing scales, etc.
Measuring size is the first thing we learned. We learned new words such as “puny”, “just right” and “enormous” to compare the sizes of objects.
We used clay to represent our knowledge of “small, medium, and large”.
We also learned about length. Length is usually measured in a sleeping line. We learned the terms long and short.
What we enjoyed the most was a game we played in pairs called “longest line”. We used toys from the math and building center and we made sure that they were lined up from end to end to make our “longest line” count.
We also built long roads and short roads which we tested out using different types of land vehicles.
We also learned how to measure using rulers. Rulers tell you the exact measurement of an object. It has lines and numbers that will help us find out how long an object is.
Our teacher gave us ribbons of different sizes. Our task was to measure the length of the ribbons using unifix cubes as well. Some of us wanted to know the exact measurement of our ribbons so we used rulers in stead. Rulers are better to use since it can show you the exact length of an object.
One of the more challenging activities is arranging straws of different sizes from longest to shortest. We made sure that the straws were first all aligned on a straight line, then we checked which should go first, second, etc before we stuck it with white glue. We also wanted to find out the length of the cubby holes outside our classroom. For this activity, we used markers and crayons to measure.
We also wanted to find out the length of the different items we have at our classroom using unifix cubes. We were able to do this activity on our own. We made sure that we measured the objects from end to end so that we can arrive at the exact measurement.
We were also able to match given number measurements to paper strips that were provided to us.
Our class also discussed Height. Height is usually measured in a standing line. It is measuring how tall or short and object or person is.
We used unifix cubes to measure the height of our dolls.
We even got the chance to measure our own height using beanbags and boxes. We learned that if our heights don’t reach all the way to the end of the box or beanbag, we can record our measurements using, halves, quarters, and three quarters.
We were also able to measure our own height with the help of the nurse at the clinic. Who is the tallest kid in our class? How about the shortest?
Our teacher gave us different material that we can use to make our improvised balancing scale. We found it quite confusing at first but we were able to figure it out when we worked in pairs. We then tested it out by weighing unifix cubes.
We really enjoyed exploring the use of a balancing scale. We learned that, if the balancing scale goes down, it means that the object/s in it is heavier, while the object on the scale that goes up is lighter.
It was quite amusing to realized that not all objects that are bigger are always heavier. There are lots of things that we need to consider such as the type of material, if the object is hallow or filled, and if the objects have something in it.
We were also able to learn how to use the weighing scale at the clinic. We then recorded our answers on a poster. We wonder if our weight will change if grow much taller at the end of the school year.
We had so much fun measuring how much containers can hold. We filled up cups with water then poured them in our balancing scale. We got a little messy but we managed to clean up after ourselves. We were also able to measure the capacity of containers using unifix cubes. Can you believe we were able to count till 127?
Oh what fun it is to measure!