Measurement Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt challenges mathematicians to locate items of a certain size. Scholars roam the classroom—in small groups and independently—measuring items and graphing their findings. A worksheet assesses learners' proficiency. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Take the scavenger hunt outside—list items found around campus, remind participants to keep their voices low near other classrooms 
  • Challenge class members to measure objects around their house, make a list of what they found, then share when they return to school
Classroom Considerations
  • The lesson requires a variety of measuring tools 
  • Create and copy worksheets before planning the lesson 
  • The lesson promotes movement 
  • Learners practice using several different measuring tools 
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