Practice measuring objects to the nearest ¼ inch while playing this whole-class game.
📏 Measure Objects to the Nearest ¼ Inch with an I Have, Who Has Game!
Practicing how to read a ruler doesn’t need to be a boring concept! This measurement game will have your students practice reading a quarter-inch ruler with a fun, fast-paced game.
To play, each student will receive a card that displays an object with an inch ruler underneath. Students should look at the ruler to find the measurement of their object to the nearest inch or half-inch. The student with the “START” card will begin. One at a time, each student will read their card and ask for the next measurement. The student with the correct measurement will read their card next. This continues until the last student with the “END” card finishes.
Through this activity, students will show they can measure items to the nearest ¼ inch.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
Help students who need support understanding the concepts by using the fishbowl method before playing: a small group sits in the middle, encircled by their classmates, and models the activity for the students to see. It’s also helpful to pre-teach measuring to the nearest quarter inch before playing.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
Encourage students that need a bit of a challenge to measure items in their desk to the nearest half or quarter-inch.
Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies!
Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students
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This resource was created by Allie Kleijnjans, a teacher in Pennsylvania and Teach Starter Collaborator.
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