Measurement Olympics

Posted by William Benson on 3/25/2019

Students in Ms. Leah Duell’s second grade class at Harvey R. Newlin Elementary School competed in some Olympic-like measurement events last week – and, they were all winners. Students worked with partners to estimate distances for cotton ball shot put, one-leg jump, and cotton swab javelin throw. After estimating distances in inches, students completed the event, measuring actual distances to the nearest inch. Students then calculated the differences between their estimates and actuals.  Students used various strategies including thinking about base-10 blocks and counting back. Ms. Duell’s second graders measured up to the task!