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    By Marcie

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    I am teaching a 1/2 split, and I did measurement last quarter with my 2nd graders. The first graders will be doing it this quarter, and I have planned an activity for this Monday dealing with nonstandard measurement. I got it from a book my CT lent me called "Cereal Math"--a neat find! Anyway, the kids get a piece of cardboard that is 10-12" long, and then they glue their choice of cereal (give them 3-4 choices, like Cheerios, Alpha-Bits, etc.) onto the ruler, side by side. They then use the ruler to measure things around the room. The book comes with a chart for them to fill out, where they first estimate and then measure. A fun way to introduce nonstandard measurement!

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