**Measuring in Inches and Centimeters**

Debra Thomas Douglass Math and Science Academy

543 N. Waller St.

Chicago IL 60644

(312)534-6176

**Objective**:

To teach 6th grade students how to measure in inches and centimeters.

**Materials Needed**:

Paper clips, straws, yarn, 1" cubes, centimeter cubes, rulers, tagboard and

scissors.

**Strategy**:

The students will measure common and familiar objects using both the 1" cubes

and centimeter cubes.

The students will then use the 1" cubes to make a 12" ruler and the centimeter

cubes to make a 31 centimeter ruler.

The students will then measure common objects using both the inch ruler and the

centimeter ruler.

Students will convert from inches to centimeters and from centimeters to inches.

**Performance Assessment**:

Students will be assessed on how well they make their rulers.

Students will be assessed on how accurate their measurements are as compared

to those made with an actual ruler.

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