Mrs. Van Houten (Media Specialist)Mrs. E. Butler (Classroom Teacher)Mrs. Adams (Special Education Teacher)
The purpose of this lesson is to instruct students on measurement and choosing theappropriate unit and tools. Through creating a digital scrapbook, students will be able to identifyand explain measurement using everyday objects. Students will use units to discuss longdistances. Students will measure to the nearest ¼ inch, ½ inch and millimeter in addition to inch,foot, yard, centimeter, and meter. They will also be able to estimate length and represent it usingthe appropriate unit of measurement.
They will also be able to compare one unit to another withina single system of measurement. They will prove their understanding of these mathematical concepts by producing a digital scrapbook featuring original pictures.
SMART Board, laptops with Photo Story 3, headphones with attachedmicrophones, digital cameras, student directions for assignment, assignment rubric, photo storydirections, wiki pathfinder, and student self-assessment, group work rubric
This lesson is designed for a 3
grade math class. This group of 20students is part of a “co-teaching” concept. In other words, this class has the regular educationalmath teacher and the special education teacher both assisting each other during the lesson.
: The elementary school is considered an economicallydisadvantaged county. 73% of students receive free or reduced lunch benefits. Out of the students in the learner group, 15 are considered low income, while 5 are from middleclass families.
: The students range in age from 8 to 9 years of age. One learner is 10 yearsof age. There are 9 boys and 11 girls.
: There are 9 African American students and 10 Caucasianstudents in this class. There is one Hispanic student.
: According to the STAR Test conducted at the beginning of the school year, 5 students are reading below grade level. The students were also given a benchmark math CRCT test. Of the twenty students tested, only 3 met expectations,none exceeded, and 17 students did not meet expectations.
: There are no gifted students in this group of learners.Three students are on medication for ADD and 1 student receives treatment for ADHD.The teacher makes modifications for these students according to their 504 plans.
Specific Entry Skills:
According to the classroom teacher, students worked withmeasurement in their 2
grade math class, so they will be able to recognize some of themeasurement units covered in this lesson. Many of the units however will be new. Studentshave limited understanding of terms such as kilometer, millimeter, and centimeter
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