Measuring in Inches and Centimeters
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Debra Thomas Douglass Math and Science Academy
543 N. Waller St.
Chicago IL 60644
To teach 6th grade students how to measure in inches and centimeters.
Paper clips, straws, yarn, 1" cubes, centimeter cubes, rulers, tagboard and
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
Students will convert from inches to centimeters and from centimeters to inches.
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.