`Measurements In The Metric SystemChristine Fair                Farragut Career Academy                               2345 South Christiana                              Chicago, Il. 60623                              312-542-3000Objectives:Given teacher guidance the third grade students should be able to:1.  Estimate, then measure to the nearest inch.2.  Estimate, then measure to the nearest centimeter.Materials:A worksheet on unmarked rulers Meter sticksScissors    StaplerTape measuresItems to be measuredStrategy:This mini teach is directed toward 3rd grade students who will learn about centimeters, decimeters, and meters.  They will learn a centimeter is smaller than a meter.  It is used to measure small things.  They will understand that another name for 100 centimeters is one meter.  One decimeter is equal to ten centimeters.  One meter is equal to 100 centimeters.  The student will understand that each number line marks off one centimeter.  The teacher will emphasize the fact that before reading a ruler, make sure that they measure from left to right.  Students will use the meter stick to demonstrate that 100 centimeters equal 1 meter.  The students will measure their hands, feet, the width of a desk, the height of a textbook and the length of a pencil.  They will walk around the classroom to list items and estimate their length.  Then the students will measure and record the exact length of each object. `