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Other

Description:

In this lesson, students use historical nonstandard units (digits, hand, cubit, yard, foot, pace, fathom) to estimate the lengths of common objects and then measure using modern standard units. They will discover the usefulness of standardized measurement units and tools. An activity sheet (pdf), assessment options and other commentary are provided.

Subjects:

  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • Mathematics > General
  • Education > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9
  • Grade 10
  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12

Keywords:

Grade 3,NSDL,Grade 4,Grade 5,Critical thinking,Representation,Mathematics,Social Sciences,Concept formation,Process skills,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20140728161131039T,Attend to precision,Mathematics history,Modeling,Use appropriate tools,NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-112-027,Practice Standards,Length,Elementary School,Language Arts,English,Social Studies,Reason quantitatively,History/Policy/Law,Estimation,Systems of measurement,Upper Elementary,Nonstandard,Connections,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Measurement,Education,Reasoning

Language:

English

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Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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