Measuring in Inches

Math GAME Plan Lesson

Content Standards

Measurement and Data- Represent and Interpret Data: 4. Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch. Show the data by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in appropriate units— whole

numbers, halves, or quarters.

NETS-S Standards

1. Communication and Collaboration

2. Critical Thinking, Problem-Solving, and Decision Making

3. Technology Operations and Concepts

Instructional Objectives

Students will practice their measuring skills by playing an interactive measurement game, then they will determine the lengths of certain classroom objects by measuring them with a twelve inch ruler. Finally, they will record their findings on a sheet of paper.

Summary of Activities

Students will be paired up at a computer to play a round of the Measurement Game on, where they will have to correctly answer at least 7 of the 10 questions. Then they will work together to measure some classroom objects to the nearest half inch using a ruler. They will record their findings on a sheet of paper by writing the name of the object and the measurement of said object.

Evaluation Plan

The teacher will make sure that the students received at least a 7 out of 10 on the computer game before moving on to the physical measurements. Once the students have completed all measurements and recorded them on their paper, they will turn them in to the teacher to verify. If they have any wrong, they will need to go back and try again until every measurement is correct.

Justification for Technology Use

I chose this application game because it provides very good visual representations of simple measurements, and is very interactive without being difficult or confusing.