We continued with our measurement unit today. We had a monster measurement afternoon. We looked at estimating (guessing) and accuracy (how correct the answer will be) . We also talked about measurement language such as taller and shorter. We started by estimating the height of Brownie Bear using small blocks. We then measured Brownie Bear to see how accurate we were.
We then estimated how many blocks it would take to get from one side of the table to the other. We then measured it with blocks. We were making lots of interesting predictions.
We then estimated how many blocks would be needed to measure how tall we were. We then measured using the blocks. We were getting better at estimating finally. Didn’t take long to get the hang of it.
We then put ourselves in height order from tallest to shortest.
We finished by talking about different ways to measure things. We did an experiment – if Mrs Brown measures the court by counting walking strides, will it be different if Vanessa does the same job? Not a great way to accurately measure something we thankfully concluded.
Rulers are a really accurate tool to use when measuring. What clever little maths people we are in Room 5.