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Real World Math: Measurement - Fractal Coastline
Real World Math

This lesson follows the idea put forth by Benoit Mandelbrot in his 1967 paper “How Long is the Coast of Britain?”  Mandelbrot pioneered the study of fractals, and in this paper he proposed that the length of any measure is related to the scale of measurement used. 

Illuminations: Drop by Drop
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

In this lesson, students recognize and use the attributes of volume.

Illuminations: Water, Water
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students compare the amount of water they use in daily life with the amount allotted for each person each day on a Space Shuttle.

NRICH: Mud Kitchen
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

When playing in this mud kitchen, children will be using the language of size and capacity to choose utensils for different tasks.

Real World Math: Measurement - Tsunami Warning
Real World Math

In this activity the students will calculate the speeds these killer waves took across the ocean using Google Earth. 

Illuminations: The Weight of Things
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson introduces and provides practice with the measurable attributes of weight.

Illuminations: Discovering Gallon Man
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students experiment with units of liquid measure used in the customary system of measurement.

NRICH: Making Caterpillars
NRICH (University of Cambridge)

By making ‘caterpillars’ in this activity, children will have an opportunity to practise using language of length and width, as well as using non-standard measures to compare lengths.

Phil Tulga: Melodic Tube Drums
Phil Tulga

Play the virtual tube drums, learn how to make your instrument, and discover all of the great sounds your drums can produce.

Real World Math: Measurement - Crop Circles
Real World Math

Anyone who has seen these strange circles from an airplane can see how easily they can be incorporated into a Google Earth math lesson.

Illuminations: Block Pounds
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

Students explore the use of variables as they solve for the weights of objects using information presented in pictures.

Illuminations: Measurement Terms
Illuminations (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics)

This lesson introduces relationships between measurement and geometry.