# ALEX Learning Activity

## Matchbox Car Measurement

A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.

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This learning activity provided by:
 Author: Jennifer Towles System: College/University School: University of Montevallo
General Activity Information
 Activity ID: 2661 Title: Matchbox Car Measurement Digital Tool/Resource: Engage: Matchbox Car Measurement Google Slides Presentation Web Address – URL: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18ZS46WKushYFy4PC8eh3WBpoJtTcEcktyo0rC9pgaR8/edit?usp=sharing Overview: This engagement activity allows students to use metric measurements to measure the length of an object. The students will use strategies based on place value and the properties of operation to combine the length of multiple objects with the same length to solve a real-world metric measurement problem.This activity was created as a result of the ALEX Resource Development Summit.
Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 2 18 ) Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. [2-MD5] Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.2.18- Increase or decrease length by adding or subtracting nonstandard unit(s). ELJ
Learning Objectives:

The student will make sense of a problem and persevere to solve it.

The student will use the length of an object measured in centimeters to solve a real-world measurement problem about length.

The student will use strategies based on place value and the properties of operation to add.

Strategies, Preparations and Variations