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Fall Into Math: Measurement Man,

This collection of seasonal projects has students apply concepts from geometry, measurement and fractions to the guessing of pumpkin circumference and weight; the creation of jack-o-lanterns, Halloween masks, glyphs, and other autumnal artwork; and more. Measurement Man is constructed to display the unit conversions for measures of capacity. Instructions (pdf) are included. The page continues with other projects that have a Halloween theme, and mentions connections to resources from children's literature.
Contributed by: Terry Kawas, Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Geometry, Measurement, Number Sense, Fractions, Number Concepts, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3
Resource TypeActivity, Illustration

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicInstructional materials, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionLanguage Arts, Art
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorTerry Kawas, Publisher
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCopyright © 2005-2011 - Terry Kawas
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Measure up for Fall
      By Uncle Bob on 05/22/2012 - 09:57
    • These projects look like fun. The Measurement Man is a clever way to get unit conversions across, and could be adapted to other sets of units. The pumpkin investigation models the scientific process well.