Now that we’re winding down first grade with Roo (yay!), I’ve been looking through the math objectives to make sure we touch on as many topics as possible. One of the major math concepts we still had to discuss was: measurement.
For Roo, though, life begins and ends with movement. So I wanted to make learning about measurement as fun as possible. Time to add in some monster trucks!
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Monster Truck Measurement for First Grade Printables
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- A set of our Monster Truck Measurement Printables
- A ruler
All you have to do is print the printables and then follow the instructions!
Kids can choose from measuring to the nearest inch or the nearest half-inch. Since it was Roo’s first time working on this topic, we started with the nearest inch.
After we talked about the importance of lining up the first line on the ruler with the start of the object, Roo was off and running! I encouraged him to draw a line from the start of the object to the point at which it lined up with the ruler, and then the same with the end of the object.
The instructions say to measure to the nearest inch, so it was also a good time to talk about estimation. After Roo measured each line of trucks, he wrote down the number on the lines. Easy peasy!
Since Pooh is in second grade, he worked on measuring to the nearest half-inch.
And he ended up learning that .5 and 1/2 are the same thing! (We’re already working on third grade objectives, albeit unconsciously…lol.)
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