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Dressing the Thanksgiving Turkey: Using Measurement?

This blog post presents a Thanksgiving activity that engages learners as they practice measuring with nonstandard units and comparing lengths. Learners use unifix cubes to measure the heights of four turkeys then compare and arrange them in order from shortest to tallest. The last part of the activity has students measuring Tom Turkey to determine which clothing he should be dressed in for dinner. The lesson plan and all student worksheets can be downloaded to a PDF.
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Contributed by: Myrna Mitchell - Author, AIMS Education Foundation - Publisher
Math TopicMeasurement, Number Sense, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelPre-K, K, 1
Resource TypeActivity, Community

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    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorMyrna Mitchell - Author, AIMS Education Foundation - Publisher
    • Publication Date2013-11-15
    • RightsCopyright (c) 2013 AIMS Education Foundation
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    • AccessFree access
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