16 Ways to Help Students Solve Problems Involving Measurement

Are you looking for ways to help students solve problems involving measurement? If so, keep reading.

1. Get the learner to use a calculator to solve measurement problems, check the accuracy of problems worked, etc.

2. Allow students to use dry ingredients such as macaroni, beans, rice, etc., to measure fractions of a cup.

3. Make sure the language used to connect with the learner about measurement is consistent (e.g., meters, grams, etc.).

4. Make sure the learner has mastery of math ideas at each level before introducing a new skill.

5. Do not require the learner to learn more information than they are capable of learning at any time.

6. Make sure the learner knows the basic ideas of fractions before requiring them to solve problems involving fractional measurement (e.g., ¼ inch, 1-½ feet, etc.).

7. Teach the learner why they are learning measuring ideas. Give the learner concrete examples and chances for them to apply the ideas in real-life situations.

8. Give practice solving measurement problems using an app or a hand-held educational device that gives instant feedback to the learner.

 9. Complete the first problem or two of the math assignment with the learner to make sure that they know instructions and the operation appropriate to solve the problem.

10. Minimize the emphasis on competition. Competitive learning activities may cause the learner to hurry and make mistakes solving measurement problems.

11. Praise the learner for correctly solving problems involving measurement: (a) give the learner a concrete reward (e.g., privileges such as leading the line, handing out learning materials, 10 minutes of free time, etc.) or (b) give the learner an informal reward (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.).

12. Daily, examine those skills, ideas, tasks, etc., that have been previously introduced.

13. Give the learner enjoyable measurement learning activities during free time in the classroom (e.g., computer games, math games, etc.).

14. Consider using Alexa for the Math Classroom.

15. Try gamifying your math lessons.

16. Consider using one of the apps and tools from our many math app lists:

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