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Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade

Looking at Line Plots in 4th Grade
In 3rd grade, students measured objects to the nearest half and quarter of an inch and displayed that data on a line plot. In standard MAFS.4.MD.2.4, 4th graders extend that learning to include displaying measurements to nearest half, quarter, and…
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Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!

Kids Confused by Conversions? Kick the Quick Tricks!
Teachers are often wary about teaching measurement conversions through problem solving...we revert to mnemonic devices, tricks and chants rather than encouraging students to use the same problem solving strategies we have been trying to instill in them all year. Why…
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Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line

Determine Elapsed Time using a Number Line
To solve story problems involving elapsed time, encourage students to draw open number lines to help students conceptually understand the concept. This could prevent common misconceptions students may have when determining elapsed time. Make sure to include different types of…
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Relating a Clock to a Number Line

Relating a Clock to a Number Line
Telling a time is an important concept for everyday life. It’s also one that students some time struggle with if they don’t understand how a clock works. In 3rd grade, students are expected to: • Tell and write time to…
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Measuring Length with Fractions

Measuring Length with Fractions
Students in 3rd grade are expected to measure length to the nearest whole inch, half inch and quarter inch. In order for students to be successful in measuring length and representing that length as fractions, consider using paper rulers to…
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Magnify an Inch!

Magnify an Inch!
Students in 3rd grade are expected to measure length to the nearest whole inch, half inch and quarter inch. (See the item specifications listed below). It is helpful to begin this learning by relating one whole inch to one whole…
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It’s That Time!

It’s That Time!
In 3rd grade, students are expected to: • Tell and write time to the nearest minute • Use analog and digital clocks to tell time • Measure time intervals in minutes • Solve word problems that involve addition and subtraction…
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Connecting Academics and Parents – Measurement 3rd Grade

Connecting Academics and Parents – Measurement 3rd Grade
In 3rd grade students are developing understanding of measuring length with fractions, time and elapsed time, and displaying measurement data on a line plot. Students have previous experiences in prior grades with measuring length, telling time to the nearest 5…
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