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    By Amy

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    To introduce the measurement unit, I give my students 1 square 5x5 brown construction paper, several colored papers with a circle on each paper. (About 8 circles on an 8 1/2x 11 sheet of paper.) I tell my students I want them to make thier favorite ice cream cone. They cut the brown paper for the cone and no more than 3 circles for the scoops of ice cream. Glue or tape the pieces together. Then I use my overhead and measure a couple, then they can see exactly how to measure, so they can do their own.
    You can measure your yummy ice cream cones in centemeters or in inches. This activity is like a mini-lesson on how to use a ruler.

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