Education Technology

Measurement Benchmarks

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

This activity introduces students to the importance of benchmarks when estimating measurements.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • During the Activity

    Students will:

  • Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements
  • Use common benchmarks to select appropriate methods for estimating measurements
  • After the Activity

  • Review student answers
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary