Make Your Own Measuring Tape

Make Your Own Measuring Tape

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In this lesson, pupils will explore the concept of units of measurements.
By practicing accuracy, fractions, divisions and ratios, this lesson looks
at conversion of measurement and puts pupils in control of their learning.  
This lesson might also pair well with our Build Your Own Sandtimer lesson, which covers measurement and estimation of weight and time.

This lesson could be tied into the study of:

Maths (conversion charts, measurement, history of units of measurement).

All of our lessons are designed to be flexible for all ages, so duration 
and difficulty level can be adjusted to suit your class.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Make a clear and functional measuring tape to measure the height of your partner with reasonable accuracy.

Understand different units of measurement 
and make your own.

To convert between different units.

To come up with a formula to convert your own units
of measurement into centimetres.

SUCCESS CRITERIA

You to demonstrate the ability to choose appropriate
units to measure objects of different sizes and scales.

You to show that you can read from a scale and make
your own scale using objects of a known length.

You to show a formula which allows your partner to convert your unit of measurement into centimetres.

THIS PACK CONTAINS:

Teachers Guide

Lesson Plan

Presentation

Instruction Sheets

Exercise Sheet

Equipment List

EXTRA MATERIALS:

Grosgrain ribbon (or) Till roll paper

Fabric marker pen (or) Marker pen

Scissors

Calculator

Large sheet sugar paper (optional)

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