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Ministry of Education.

Lesson 1

Learning Outcome

  • An overview of current knowledge of measurement.
  • Explore current knowledge of links between topics within measurement.

Language Outcome

  • Express current knowledge about measurement in oral or/and written form.
  • Write definitions of mathematical terms to do with measurement and estimation.
Lesson 1 table
Teaching and learning activities  
Write the Lesson and Language Outcomes on the board. Principles 2, 3

Brainstorm using concept map:

  • Arrange students into groups of 3-4 students. Each group has one large piece of paper and vivid markers. Students write names of all students on the paper.
  • Write on the board:
    What do you already know about measurement?
  • Direct students to brainstorm everything they know about measurement. Ask them to group and categorise what they know using diagrams, words and symbols. Students indicate links between concepts with lines. Allow 10 minutes. Brainstorm is handed in to teacher (this is useful to give a pre-topic assessment of what each group knows about measurement).
  • The teacher may wish to pull this together into a whole class brainstorm (if the students still have their brainstorm in front of them they are likely to add to it and it will not be as useful as a pre-topic assessment). Move from group to group asking for 1-2 new pieces of information and suggestions on where to place them on the class brainstorm/concept map.
Principle 1

Measurement Vocab list (RTF 85KB)

  1. Hand out copies of the measurement vocab list. Students write their definitions for the words on the list, and an example of the word used in a sentence. Write the first definition on the board as a model, pointing out the language of definitions, for example:Composite: made up of at least 2 parts, joined together. We will study composite area problems later this week. Encourage the students to give it a go. Explain that they will be reviewing the definitions as we go through the topic.
  2. Students paste the list into their books for future updates.
Principles 1, 2, 7

Published on: 19 Feb 2018