Today, we measured playdoh shapes with our centimeter sticks. We folded our papers into 4 quadrants. The students had to listen and follow directions on what to make in each quadrant.
Then they had to measure each shape, label it, and record the measurement data on that quadrant.
They knew that if they completed their work before Math was over, they could have free play with their playdoh. I would have to say that 100% of my kids were 100% on task throughout the lesson.
TEI would've been proud.
I got this fabulous math idea on Pinterest ~ my new obsession.