Car Race

You can imagine how excited the boys in my classroom were when they saw the words "car race" under our goals for today!  We reviewed metric measurement, which they have had a little trouble with.  After our review, they got to participate in a car race.  Before the activity, we used a meter sticks (100 centimeters) to mark measurements with tape on the floor.  Then, each student estimated in centimeters how far they thought their car would go.  They LOVED it.  They were pretty excited and got a little "off" from the lesson so next time, I'd make the objective a little more clear.  Overall, they had a good time!
This lesson was an idea given to our 4th grade team from our district Math coach.
Tomorrow, 2nd Grade Nest is having a linky party where you post pictures to show a day in your life!  Click on her blog link to learn more.  I'll be back tomorrow to share my day with you!


  1. What a great idea! I'm going to have to pin it so I'll remember it for next year.

    Learning's a Hoot

  2. It's truly wonderful to read about the engaging and creative approach you took to teaching metric measurement in your classroom! The excitement and enthusiasm that the words "car race" brought to your students' faces must have been truly priceless. It's interesting how even the field of cash for scrap cars in Ipswich involves its own kind of measurement – the value of old vehicles. Just as your students estimated the distance their cars would go, businesses estimating the value of scrap cars also involves measurements, albeit in terms of assessing the worth of various car parts and materials.

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