This unit provides students with the opportunity to measure various objects and use their data to determine area, volume, radius, diameter, and density. They will use Math rulers, protractors, and Vernier Calipers to make their measurements rounding to four different scales. They will measure the radius and diameter of a cylinder and use Pi to calculate the area of various cylindrical objects. Students will measure the circumference and determine the surface area of a sphere and using the thickness of the wall of a hollow sphere, determine the volume inside the sphere as well. The mathematical skills emphasized in Intermediate Level Measurement are measuring, collecting data, and calculating for volume, area, and density. This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community. More About CABOCES Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments. Contact Information BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621 http://www.caboces.org http://www.mstkits.org http://www.nyreal.org


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


BOCES math measurement area volume radius diameter density cylinder pi circumference surface area sphere data



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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2009-07-28.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This is an outstanding measurement unit which is designed for upper elementary students as well as middle school students. It includes a teacher manual with materials, preparations, procedures, vocabulary words, and informal assessments for each of the eight lessons in the unit. It is well-organized and easy for teachers to follow. The unit includes a teacher’s guide as well as a student’s book. The unit correlates with the New York state assessments.
Janet Pinto
February 29, 2016

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