Estimation and measurement are beginning geometry activities. You can begin in preschool by introducing non-standard measurement with activities such as kid length measurements. For example, “The couch is one Tommy long.” Continue estimating and measuring through elementary school, middle school, and even into high school.
The ability to estimate and measure accurately is beneficial in many professions including sewing and decorating, carpentry related professions, baking, purchasing, and in everyday life situations. Below are some measurement games and activities that can help build your student’s estimating and measuring abilities.
Measurement Games and Activities
- Balance scale and weights
- Calculate: perimeter, area, volume, surface area
- Calendar skills
- Estimate and measure: length, weight, volume, temperature
- Geography walk/map skills
- 8 Ways to Use Kinetic Sand for Math
- Math activities with linking cubes
- Math games to play in the car
- Measuring cups, measuring spoons, funnel, eye droppers, turkey baster, ice cube trays, various containers, and sand/rice/water
- Nonstandard measurement activities
- Ruler, yard stick, measuring tape
- Sorting and classifying activities
- Sorting and classifying walk
- Telling time activities
- Time to Tell
Find more math manipulative and game suggestions in the math manipulative post series.
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