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  • Susan Ethridge

    December 13, 2020 at 9:58 pm

    To help learn the metric system of measuring length, we had Metric Olympics Day where students predicted, estimated, and then measured different Olympic events. Example event: Long jump – how far can you jump with two feet together from a standing position? Students predicted how many centimeters they could jump, then they would jump and estimate how far they jumped, and finally they would measure how far they actually jumped. On a day prior to this activity, the students made up their own unit of measure, defined it’s length and measure things around the room to learn about the reason for a standardized way to measure.