Masking tape and rulers.

Measurement Game

Learning Goals: Number Sense, Measurement, Fine Motor Skills.


    • Stick masking tape of different lengths onto a desk, labeling each one with a letter (a, b, c... etc.).
    • Provide students with a ruler or measuring tape and have them measure each piece of tape.
    • Students can document their thinking on a piece of paper, or just use this activity as practice for measuring.
    • The educator can stay with students during the activity and support their learning by asking prompting questions. 



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