chapter  10
16 Pages

Measurement Workstations

WithNicki Newton

Measurement involves conversions from greater to smaller and smaller to greater. It also involves area, perimeter, volume, capacity, weight, length, time, money, angles. The goal of the measurement workstation is for students to get their hands on pounds, kilos, measuring cups, rulers, measuring tapes, and all the tools that students need to actually hold and use to explore measurement. Measurement is often taught through pictures. Students need opportunities to see, touch, and think about different objects in terms of different measurements. Another activity that students should do to learn different types of measurement is play match and concentration games. These activities could be in the vocabulary station, in the digital station, or in the unit of study station. Be sure to download the measurement manipulatives including cubes to measure centimeters, digital rulers, virtual money, and clocks.