Spin, Spin, Spin

Challenge your class's understanding of length measurement with a fun collaborative learning activity. Using the spinner provided on this worksheet, children take turns estimating and measuring the length of different classroom objects.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Supplement this resource into a primary lesson series on length measurement
  • Extend learning by asking students to determine the difference between their estimates and the actual measurements they make
Classroom Considerations
  • Each child will need a paper-clip and either a ruler, yard stick, or tape measure for this assignment
  • Use card stock paper for copies so that the spinner is sturdy
  • Be sure your classroom has objects whose lengths are equal to those listed on the spinner
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Spinner includes 8 different measurements that range from 2 to 100 inches
  • Worksheet offers a neatly organized table for recording student work
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