Intermediate Inquirers

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Math is inherently hands on and based on the ways that use and manipulate numbers in our daily lives. Because of that, we try to incorporate hands on activities to help kids explore the math around them. No strand lends itself to that better than measurement.

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We started by exploring liquid capacity and the different used to measure it. To help understand the conversions between US standard units, we poured water to from one unit to another to see how many “fit”

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Using our knowledge about units, we converted between units to quarter a cookie recipe.

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After we all successfully adjusted our recipes, we did the next logical step, we made cookies! This allowed us to continue practice using tools to measure capacity as we measured the ingredients.

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Next, we explored weight. We used scales that measure in grams and ounces, and pounds and kilograms. We also used gram weights and a bucket balance and a demonstration of a triple beam balance. We had fun getting to weight different classroom items.
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