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The object you will be measuring: What if I gave students pattern blocks?
a) ten green triangles, b) ten yellow hexigon, c) ten red trapiods, d) a mixture of ten different block.

The specific attribute you plan to measure:
Ask students to list what their collection have in common.

The unit you will use to measure that attribute:
Ask class whose are larger, smaller, ask students for attributes to compare, (harder to find in a dark room, pointer edges, sharper edges, easier to package in a group….) 
Describe how you will use the unit to compare with the quantity to measure.
– ask class to brainstorm what rules of measure (types of measure) can we use to justify your answer.
which groups block make the longest chain (touching)
which groups blocks can cover the most surface of a 81/2 by 11 paper?
Which group can stack their’s higher
I didn’t quite know were we are going with properties. Until considering what makes a rectangle?
What makes a triangle? I am going to keep thinking. I can’t wait to see how my class can come up with ways to brag what attributes their collection has. (maybe I will not have a mixed collection for grade 5)
