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The Rafting Journey

Measurement: The Rafting Journey is appropriate for students who are in grades six through eight. Students estimate and use measurement to solve problems, manipulate formulas, and make conversions within and between measurement systems. This module follows the NCTM standards for Measurement for grades 6-8.

On this exciting journey, students will:

  • Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
  • Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements

Sample Problems

Board the raft and row it all around the island, stopping first at Shell Beach. Turn over each shell to find hidden problems and treasure.

The rafting journey continues all around the island, floating under magnificent rock bridges and through waterfalls

Use tools to solve many of the problems, such as the movable ruler and protractor.

Rowing through calm waters around the east side of the island is easy. Hold on when you start hitting the choppy seas near Hypatia's inlet! If you succeed, you'll have what you need to build a hot air balloon for your escape.

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