Metric vs. Customary

How many meters are there in a kilometer? In this BrainPOP movie, Tim and Moby explore the differences between the metric and customary systems of measurement. You’ll learn about the metric system’s simple base-10 design, and why that makes it so easy to use. Discover how the metric system’s structure lends itself to expression in decimals, and why the customary system generally uses fractions. You’ll also learn the secret of why the metric system’s inventors chose 10 as a base. (Hint: it’s a part of your body you use all the time!)

Small Business and Budgets Lesson Plan: Ice Cream Truck Game

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students will use BrainPOP resources and an online math game to explore the importance of budgets when running a small business. Students will  apply a variety of math skills (including multiplication and division) as they attempt to maximize profits, cut expenses, and maintain customer satisfaction in a simulated ice cream truck. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Metric vs. Customary Units Lesson Plan: Which Should You Use?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-8, students use BrainPOP resources to explore the differences between metric and customary units of measurement. Students will investigate the reasons why two systems exist and why a universal system could be both beneficial and problematic. They will also explain how to select an appropriate system of measurement when solving real world problems. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Measuring Liquids Lesson Plan: Cups, Pints, Quarts, and Gallons

In this multi-day lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore the standard measures that are used to describe capacity. Students will order cups, pints, quarts, and gallons from smallest to largest and determine equivalent capacities. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Measurement of Length Lesson Plan: Standard and Nonstandard Units

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades K-3, students use BrainPOP Jr. resources to explore non-standard and standard units for measuring length. Students then use non-standard and standard units to measure the length of various objects and themselves/their classmates. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

Math Skills Lesson Plan: It’s All Fun and Games

In this lesson plan which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students work collaboratively to research selected math skills. Students then create, play, and assess a math game that is designed to apply and reinforce their selected math concept. This lesson plan is aligned to Common Core State Standards.  See more »

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