# MEA: Estimations

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## **MA 05.11**

(A2.2.1) Estimate length, weight, and temperature using metric and standard measurement. (GLE (5) MEA 1-3, (GLE 9-MEA1)

## **STANDARD UNPACKED:**

**KNOW**

- Student will know the difference between metric and standard measurement.

**ABLE TO DO**

- Student will be able to use estimation strategies in both metric and standard measurement.
- Student will be able to estimate length, width, height using strategies such as pacing.
- Student will be able to estimate temperature between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

## **RESOURCES**

http://www.image-ination.com/test_maker/convert.html

This web site has a cross conversion chart where students can convert customary units to metric units and convert metric units to customary units. This will allow students to see the relationship of customary to metric measures. It is intended to improve their estimating skills and not memorizing how to make actual conversions.

Lesson plan for instructing measurement skills

## **INSTRUCTION STRATEGIES:**

## **ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES**

## **PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES:**

Celsius? Fahrenheit? What is a degree anyway?Using local "real-time" temperature data