Objective: Estimate the measure of object and then measure with ruler.
Standard: MEA II.F.1
Activity: Give each student a paper bag full of items to measure. I included a: pencil, index card, cup, block, straw, Q-tip, Sprees, Snickners, Spoon, Band-Aid, Caramel, Jolly Rancher, Paper clip.
I gave them a chart with four rows labeled: Item, Estimate, Centimeter, and Millimeter.
They had to fill in the item list first and estimate all items. They came to me with their list so I could check it off and give them a ruler. Make sure you give the ruler they will be using for PACT. Have them finish their chart.
Have them trade with their neighbor to see how different their answers are.