Lesson Plan Industry Sector
Agriculture & Natural Resources

## Measurement Calculations- Mike Mederos

### Lesson Plan Overview / Details

In this lesson students will apply linear, area and volume formulas to measure items found in and around the shop area.  This lesson reinforces the application of applied math standards to activities in the shop.  This lesson is designed to be taught at the beginning of the Measurement unit stressing the importance of accuracy in measuring materials, land and other applications of measurment.

### Lesson Time

Instructional Time
2 Hours

### Objectives and Goals

• Students will understand and value the importance of accuracy in measurement.
• Students will identify the difference between linear, perimeter, area and volume measurements.
• Students will apply the use of formulas to calculate length, volume, area, perimeter, radius, and circumference accurately.
• Students can read, interpret and follow directions after seeing skills and techniques modeled effectively.

### Activities in this Lesson

• I show the attached video clip, when finished I ask students several leading questions about measuring and accuracy.  Examples of questions are:

Is this an acceptable mistake?

Is it a possibility that the rulers were wrong?

What could be done to have ensured that this would not have happened?

• Friends-Measurement Mistakes [ Watch Video ] [ Download Original Video ] This anticipatory set uses a clip from the TV show Friends. In the clip, is an example of what happens when projects are not measured accurately. Several other examples of projects mistakes can be used to encourage accuracy in measuring materials, projects and land. Asking questions to focus students on the importance of accuracy is the key to reinforcing this objective.
• During this PowerPoint, I cover Linear and Perimeter measurements.  I cover the material consistently reinforcing the accuracy through various examples where anyone would not want to be wrong on a measurement ot calculation (example- purchasing property, etc.).  I engage students in frequent checks for understanding.  I have broken this powerpoint up in to 3 separate sections for this lesson.  I normally have one powerpoint that I stop at each sectionto complete each activity.

• Linear and Perimeter Notes [ Download ] This power point covers linear and perimeter measurements of squares, circles, rectangles and other shapes.
• Linear and Perimeter Notes Handout [ Download ] This handout goes with the power point presentation so students can follow along easily with the lecture
• This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the information learned in the lecture.  I have asked the students measure various items in the shop and classroom.  Prior to this activity, I will tag each item to be measured with a number that is written large enough that students will be able to easily locate them.  I use the same items and numbers for the area and volume activity, changing the question to achieve the goal and objectives of that activity.

• Measuring Length and Perimeter in the Shop [ Download ] This is the handout for the activity for linear and perimeter measurements.
• During this PowerPoint, I cover Area and Volume measurements.  I cover the material consistently reinforcing the accuracy through various examples where anyone would not want to be wrong on a measurement ot calculation (example- purchasing property, etc.).  I engage students in frequent checks for understanding.  I have broken this powerpoint up in to 3 separate sections for this lesson.  I normally have one powerpoint that I stop at each section to complete each activity.

• Area and Volume Notes [ Download ] This power point covers area and volume measurements of squares, circles, rectangles and other shapes.
• Area and Volume Notes Handout [ Download ] This power point covers area and volume measurements of squares, circles, rectangles and other shapes.
• This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the information learned in the lecture.  I have asked the students measure various items in the shop and classroom.  Prior to this activity, I will tag each item to be measured with a number that is written large enough that students will be able to easily locate them.  I use the same items and numbers for the linear and perimeter activity, changing the question to achieve the goal and objectives of that activity.

• Area and Volume Activity [ Download ] This is the handout for the area and volume measurement activity.
• During this PowerPoint, I cover common conversions for measurement.  I engage students in frequent checks for understanding.  I have broken this powerpoint up in to 3 seperate sections for this lesson.  I normally have one powerpoint that I stop at each section to complete each activity.

• COnversion Notes Handout [ Download ] This is the students handout that corresponds to the Conversion Notes Power point.
• Measurement Conversions Power Point [ Download ] This is the power point for measurement conversions.
• This activity is designed to give students the opportunity to apply the information learned in the lecture.  I have asked the students to perform some very common conversions of measurements.  It is a worksheet that students can do in class or at home.  Students have to identify by the units used, which type of measurement it is and perform the conversion.