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# Lesson Plan Template

• lengths
• measure

### Materials and Preparation

• TeachTastic Worksheet Pack: Features activities, visuals, and instructions for measuring with cubes.
• Connecting Cubes: A variety of colored connecting cubes for hands-on measuring activities.

### Learning Objectives

Students will learn to use connecting cubes to measure and compare the length of classroom objects, developing an understanding of length and measurement.

### Introduction

Start the lesson with a discussion about measurement and its importance. Show different objects and ask students to guess which is longer or shorter, introducing the concept of using cubes to measure length.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Learn with an example:

• Demonstrate measuring a pencil with connecting cubes. Align cubes end to end next to the pencil to approximate its length.
• Question: "How many cubes long is the pencil? Measure the pencil with cubes."
• Solution: "Make a cube model that is the same length as the pencil. Count the cubes. The pencil is 8 cubes long."

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### Guided Practice

Students will be provided with the "Cube Chain Measuring" worksheet, guiding them through measuring various illustrated objects with cubes and recording their findings.

### Independent Practice

Students will use the "Creative Cubes Measurement" worksheet, which encourages them to measure real classroom objects with cube chains and compare lengths, fostering independent exploration.

## Support

• For students needing extra help, provide one-on-one or small group sessions using larger, more visually distinct objects for measurement practice.
• Incorporate games that involve measuring and comparing lengths using cube chains.

## Extension

• Introduce more complex measurement concepts like height or width using cube chains.
• Challenge students to build structures with their cube chains and measure dimensions.

### Assessment

Evaluate students through their worksheet responses, participation in measuring activities, accuracy in the exit ticket assessment, and engagement in homework. Focus on their ability to measure accurately with cubes and understand length as a measurable attribute.

### Review and closing

Conclude by highlighting how measuring with cubes helps us understand the size and length of objects around us. Showcase successful measurements and creative uses of cube chains by students during the lesson.

### Misconceptions

• Students may confuse length with height or width. Clarify these dimensions with distinct examples.
• Some students might not align cubes precisely when measuring, leading to inaccurate counts. Emphasize the importance of careful placement.
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