Friday, April 10, 2020

Linear Measurement Week Two

Here's some background info on this Math main lesson block:

Here is what we did this week:

Day Two

  • discuss cubit; read excerpt from the Bible which talks about Noah measuring the Ark in cubits (Genesis 6:14-17)
  • discuss Origins of Measurements (inch, hand, yard); consider problems with the Royal Cubit in Ancient Egypt; discuss the pace
  • read The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky

This week for extra practice at home, students worked on their own with maps/globes, reading scale, and using measuring tools and scale to calculate the length and width of a continent, a mountain range, and a river.

Day Three

Day Four

  • read The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
  • discuss options for student projects (container gardens, window boxes, raised garden beds, etc.) and hear an update on everyone's planned personal gardening project
  • review converting between units of measurement with the metric stair and do practice problems converting to smaller units as a class

Day Five

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