**Measurements In The Metric System**

Christine Fair Farragut Career Academy

2345 South Christiana

Chicago, Il. 60623

312-542-3000

**Objectives**:

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 sticks

Scissors

Stapler

Tape measures

Items to be measured

**Strategy**:

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.

Return to Mathematics Index