So on the Friday of my Spring Break I decided it would be a good time to look through all the files I brought home to organize and plan with (yes on Friday, 2 days before I go back to school!).
While I was looking through my measurement file I found these anchor charts.
These are from an inquiry lesson I did last year on perimeter and area with my Grade 2/3 class. The idea was to get the students to remember what the difference was between perimeter and area (perimeter - Easter Bunny going around your house looking for a way in - area - Easter Bunny covering your floor with treats). We used pentominoes to represent floor plans and the students had to use another math tool to cover the pentomino. The idea was to show that the unit you used to cover the floor would determine how many treats would be left (using large squares vs. using base ten ones blocks). We had a very organized Easter Bunny who would leave only one treat in each square unit!
Anyway I will not be teaching measurement this year at Easter (since it is so stinking early!) but I decided to write up this activity and offer it as a freebie to you (yes you!) just in case it works into your math plans (as a jumping off point or a review or as a way to bring Easter to math, whatever). Click here to pick up a copy.
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