Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Using Rulers - Part 2

Last week we started learning about rulers and this week we've been practicing using them to measure things around the house. Bubble is very 'into' numbers so she found these activities very interesting.


* paper
* markers
* ruler
* tape measure
* household objects/furniture

On a large piece of paper I drew some pictures of objects from around the house for us to measure. We took our measurements to the nearest cm so it was simpler for Bubble to read. Older children could take more prescise measurements using mm as well as cm/metres.

Counting the increments.

We used a ruler for smaller objects and a tape measure for larger things like bookshelves.

Bubble recorded our measurements on the sheet and we talked about which things were tallest.

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