Saturday, 27 February 2016

W.A.L.T.  measure heights accurately
We also learnt to check to see if people being measured had their heels on the starting line. It helped to draw a chalk line. We decided that Promise couldn't stretch her hair to be taller. Mark had to put his heels on the line and straighten himself to show he is just a little bit taller than this picture shows.

W.A.L.T.  compare heights to see who is the tallest.
 We put 3 boys in order from tallest to shortest. then the class looked at the height measurement to see if it was still accurate. YES! Tane-Kaha is 15 units tall, Mark is 14 units and Egypt is 13. Our proper rulers are working. It's great fun measuring and you get to know people in your class when you work with them. Room 9 are really good at cooperating when they learn.

We were learning to (W.A.L.T.) measure using non-standard measurements.
 We measured using our hands but it wasn't right. The hand measurements told us that Egypt was 16 hands and Payton was just 13 hands. But Payton is taller than Egypt you can see in our pictures. We checked to see if the hands were the same size and to see if we were leaving big gaps between each hand measure. 
Next day 
W.A.L.T.  measure using standard units.
So we decided to make our own measuring strips. All the measuring spaces were the same size. YES! that worked now the measuring told us that Payton is taller than Egypt. Payton is 16 and a half and Egypt is 14 and a half.   

Welcome to room 9. We are a class of year 2 and 3 children. Our teacher is Mrs Stirling.
Here we are on our playground about to measure the equipment using our hands like you can for measuring the height of horses. this type of measuring is called non- standard measurement.