measurement

Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by Husky, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Husky

    Husky New Member

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    Apr 8, 2008

    Help! My students really are having a hard time measuring to the 1/4 and the 1/8 of an inch. We have spent several days using the ruler and practicing. We have also made a giant inch and located all the measurements. However, when it comes time to apply what they know they having trouble. Any ideas???
     
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  3. allyd

    allyd Rookie

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    If you have taught fractions, use that connection. I tell my students to think of the inch as a giant Hershey bar cut into parts. Maybe that will help! Students at this age always seem to struggle with this concept, no matter what I do! I sometimes wonder if it is developmentally appropriate to completely "get it" at this age?
     
  4. Trice2006

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    I was just about to say fractions. We did fractions on a number line right before we did measurement. That kind of helped.
     

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