vocabulary
Below is a list of key vocabulary words that you can practice with your child. This section also includes both online and paper activities and games to enhance your child's vocabulary skills.
Measurement Vocabulary List
- Length: The distance from one end to the other. How long something is, its longest dimension.
- Width: The distance across from side to side.
- Inch: A standard unit used to measure length.
- 12 inches = 1 foot
- Foot: A standard unit used to measure length.
- Plural= Feet
- 1 foot = 12 inches
- 3 feet = 1 yard
- Yard: A standard unit used to measure length.
- 1 yard = 3 feet
- 1 yard = 36 inches
- Meter: A metric unit used to measure length.
- 1000 millimeter= 100 centimeters = 10 decimeter= 1 meter
- 1 kilometer = 1000 meters
- Perimeter: The distance around the outside of a shape.
9cm + 9 cm + 4 cm + 4 cm = 26 cm
The perimeter of the rectangle is 26 cm.
- Area: The size that a surface takes up.
- Area is measured in square units (²).
9 cm x 4 cm = 36 cm²
The area of the rectangle is 36 cm².
- Volume: The amount of space occupied by a 3D object.
- Volume is measured in cubic units (³).
- Length x Width x Height = Volume
3 x 4 x 12= 144 units³
The volume of the cube is 144 units³.
- Mass: The quantity of matter in an object.
- This is sometimes called weight, but it is not the same.
- The weight of an object changes according to gravity. A brick would be weightless in space, even thought it still has the same mass as on earth.
- Liter: A metric unit measuring capacity.
- Symbol: l, L
- 1000 milliliters = 100 centiliters = 10 deciliters = 1 liter
- 1 kiloleter= 1000 liters
- Pint: A standard unit for measuring capacity.
- 1 pint = 16 ounces
- 2 pints = 1 quart
- 8 pints = 1 gallon
- Quart: A standard unit for measuring capacity.
- 4 quarts = 1 gallon
- 1 quart = 2 pints
- Gallon: A standard unit for measuring capacity.
- Used for measuring liquids
- 1 gallon = 8 pints
- 1 gallon = 4 quarts
- Gram: A standard metric unit for measuring mass.
- A centicube weights exactly 1 gram.
- Ounce: A standard unit for measuring weight.
- 16 ounces = 1 pound
- Pound: A standard unit for measuring weight.
- 1 pound = 12 ounces
- Second: A unit of time.
- 60 seconds = 1 minutes
- Minute: A unit of times that is equal to 60 seconds.
- 1 minute = 60 seconds
- 60 minutes = 1 hour
- The long hand and the numbers on the clock show the minutes.
- Hour: A unit of times that equals 60 minutes.
- 1 hour = 60 minutes
- 24 hours = 1 day
- The short hand and the numbers on the clock show the hours.
All definitions can be found at:
Eather, J. (2001). A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2014. Math Resources, Retrieved April 2, 2014, from http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
Images used from: www.google.com/images
Eather, J. (2001). A Maths Dictionary for Kids 2014. Math Resources, Retrieved April 2, 2014, from http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
Images used from: www.google.com/images
Vocabulary Practice Games
ONLINE
Math Nook: http://www.mathnook.com/math/skill/measurementgames.php
Math Nook is an online website that will help children practice our 4th grade measurement vocabulary. On the link are a variety of games including: conversions, length, weight (mass), liquid volume, time, area, perimeter, etc. Since measurement is such a broad unit with many different components, I included a variety of games that are appropriate for you and your child to play at home for extra practice. All of the games are linked to the 4th grade Common Core Standards.
-Get the Weight: This is an enjoyable activity because it allows students to use estimation skills to guess the weight of everyday objects. Students will have to utilize vocabulary words to make accurate weight estimates. This is a great way for students to connect vocabulary words to everyday objects. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select level one and begin playing. When the game begins, you must hold the mouse down to create the weight that would equal the object. You get three chances for each object.
-Ladybug Pathway: This activity allows students to practice measurement using a ruler. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select the measurement option before beginning. Using a ruler, measure the pathway to the flower.
-MathPup Measurement: In this game, you use a ruler to help MathPup select the correct size toys. This game is timed. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select level one. Using a ruler, help MathPup find the right size toys.
-MathPup Puzzle #1: This is a vocabulary practice game. Click and drag the pieces to connect the puzzle, while practicing measurement vocabulary skills. Directions: click on the link and select play. Complete the puzzle using your measurement knowledge.
-Measurement Mania: In this game, drag the pointer to the position on the ruler corresponding to the correct answer of the measurement word problem. Directions: click on the link and select play. After answering each question, select "check answer."
-Scale Attack: This is a challenging game where students must create a balanced scale. The scale begins unbalanced and students must increase weights to balance both sides of the scale. Directions: click on the link and select play. Click the mouse to increase the weight to balance the scale.
-Thermo Quix: This activity gives students an opportunity to practice reading a thermometer. A thermometer is shown and students must select the box with the corresponding temperature. The levels become more difficult as the student progresses. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select the box with the correct temperature.
PAPER
Flash Cards
Flash cards are an excellent way to practice vocabulary words. Flash cards can be used to create games that involve the whole family! Creating flash cards is simple. Directions: Using small pieces of paper or index cards, write the vocabulary word on one side of the card and the definition on the other. Aspects such as mnemonics, pictures and symbols can be incorporated as well.
Measurement Vocabulary Picture Dictionary
A fun activity as an addition or alternative to flash cards is to create a picture dictionary utilizing our measurement vocabulary. This is a creative game that could involve the entire family! Directions: Have your child write the definition of each word. Make sure he/she understands the meaning of the word and are not simply memorizing the definition. Next, have the entire family look around the house for objects that correspond with a particular vocabulary word. This could include rulers, containers, measuring cups, food, thermometers, etc. Take a picture of someone in the family using the object for the vocabulary word's purpose. Print out the pictures and place them next to the word/definition on a page. Place all pages together in a book. Design and decorate the book however the family decides! Share the dictionary together for continuous review.
Idea from: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90283167499973829/
ONLINE
Math Nook: http://www.mathnook.com/math/skill/measurementgames.php
Math Nook is an online website that will help children practice our 4th grade measurement vocabulary. On the link are a variety of games including: conversions, length, weight (mass), liquid volume, time, area, perimeter, etc. Since measurement is such a broad unit with many different components, I included a variety of games that are appropriate for you and your child to play at home for extra practice. All of the games are linked to the 4th grade Common Core Standards.
-Get the Weight: This is an enjoyable activity because it allows students to use estimation skills to guess the weight of everyday objects. Students will have to utilize vocabulary words to make accurate weight estimates. This is a great way for students to connect vocabulary words to everyday objects. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select level one and begin playing. When the game begins, you must hold the mouse down to create the weight that would equal the object. You get three chances for each object.
-Ladybug Pathway: This activity allows students to practice measurement using a ruler. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select the measurement option before beginning. Using a ruler, measure the pathway to the flower.
-MathPup Measurement: In this game, you use a ruler to help MathPup select the correct size toys. This game is timed. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select level one. Using a ruler, help MathPup find the right size toys.
-MathPup Puzzle #1: This is a vocabulary practice game. Click and drag the pieces to connect the puzzle, while practicing measurement vocabulary skills. Directions: click on the link and select play. Complete the puzzle using your measurement knowledge.
-Measurement Mania: In this game, drag the pointer to the position on the ruler corresponding to the correct answer of the measurement word problem. Directions: click on the link and select play. After answering each question, select "check answer."
-Scale Attack: This is a challenging game where students must create a balanced scale. The scale begins unbalanced and students must increase weights to balance both sides of the scale. Directions: click on the link and select play. Click the mouse to increase the weight to balance the scale.
-Thermo Quix: This activity gives students an opportunity to practice reading a thermometer. A thermometer is shown and students must select the box with the corresponding temperature. The levels become more difficult as the student progresses. Directions: click on the link and select play. Select the box with the correct temperature.
PAPER
Flash Cards
Flash cards are an excellent way to practice vocabulary words. Flash cards can be used to create games that involve the whole family! Creating flash cards is simple. Directions: Using small pieces of paper or index cards, write the vocabulary word on one side of the card and the definition on the other. Aspects such as mnemonics, pictures and symbols can be incorporated as well.
Measurement Vocabulary Picture Dictionary
A fun activity as an addition or alternative to flash cards is to create a picture dictionary utilizing our measurement vocabulary. This is a creative game that could involve the entire family! Directions: Have your child write the definition of each word. Make sure he/she understands the meaning of the word and are not simply memorizing the definition. Next, have the entire family look around the house for objects that correspond with a particular vocabulary word. This could include rulers, containers, measuring cups, food, thermometers, etc. Take a picture of someone in the family using the object for the vocabulary word's purpose. Print out the pictures and place them next to the word/definition on a page. Place all pages together in a book. Design and decorate the book however the family decides! Share the dictionary together for continuous review.
Idea from: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/90283167499973829/