Mensuration Activity 2

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Activity - Name of Activity

Mensuration Standard units of measurements:Hunting treasure and measuring

Estimated Time

1 hour

Materials/ Resources needed

Weighing balance, measuring tape, spring balance, digital scale,

Prerequisites/Instructions, if any

Multimedia resources

Website interactives/ links/ simulations/ Geogebra Applets

Process (How to do the activity)

1. Let the students measure different ingredients using suitable measuring instruments and record their observations in a tabular form.

Developmental Questions (What discussion questions)

  1. What did you measure ?
  2. What measuring instrument did you select ? Why ?
  3. What was your reading ?
  4. which unit do you use ?

Evaluation (Questions for assessment of the child)

  1. Were the students able to comprehend which measuring instrument should be used for particular items ?
  2. Were they able to document their observations appropriately in a tabular form.

Question Corner

1. Write a note on why standard measuring units are very important.

Activity Keywords

Activity - Name of Activity

Estimated Time Materials/ Resources needed Prerequisites/Instructions, if any Multimedia resources Website interactives/ links/ / Geogebra Applets Process/ Developmental Questions Evaluation Question Corner

Activity No #1

for the details of the activity 1 click below
Hunting treasure and measuring

  • Estimated Time : 1 hour
  • Materials/ Resources needed:
  1. Weighing pan with measures of 1 kg, 500gm, 250gm and 100gm and 50gm.
  2. Digital scale
  3. Postal scale.
  4. Measuring cans of 1 litre, 500ml, 250 ml, 100ml,
  5. Measuring tape, Ruler.
  6. Watch or stop clock.
  7. Paper and pen.
  • Prerequisites/Instructions, if any
  1. The students should have been introduced to the concept of formal measurements by conducting an activity on using standard measuring instruments.
  2. They should understand the importance of standard measurements and distinction between standard and non-standard units of measurements.
  3. They should be well versed with standard units and subunits.
  4. They should know unit conversions.
  5. They should have the skill of measuring and recording accurately.
  6. They should be aware that comparisons can be made only between similar measuring units.
  • Multimedia resources
  • Website interactives/ links/ / Geogebra Applets
  • Process:
  1. The idea here is to inculde several measuring units for practise.
  2. Initially instruct the students regarding the activity and its purpose.
  3. Group students into 3 in each.
  4. The teacher shall make packets of things as treasure and hide them in the school premises.
  5. The students shall pick chits containing clues to hunt and find the packets.
  6. 30 minutes is given to search.
  7. The students search packets and come back to classroom.
  8. The packets may contain cloth, ribbons, ropes, water, fruits, ingredients , vegetable , books , juice, stamps,envelops or any such measurable items.
  9. The students have to quickly decide which measuring mode they are going to use, measure and record their findings.
  10. They also have to measure the distance at which they found each and record the time taken to search.
  • Developmental Questions:

Ask the students to write on

  1. What treasures did they find ?
  2. At what distance did they find ?
  3. How much time did they take to find ?
  4. What measuring instruments did they use ?, why ?
  5. How will they tabulate their results ?
  6. Can you list the purpose of each ?
  • Evaluation
  1. The teacher should analyse the students skill of documentation.
  • Question Corner:
  1. What are standard the units of length ?
  2. What are the standard units of weight ?
  3. How are liquids measured ?