Our Kindys needed some more experience with digital manipulatives and with the math standard of measurement. So, why not combine them together for a powerful lesson?
While both elements- dragging and dropping (now without the arrow keys- using the trackpad) and measuring- were vital in the lesson, the heart was actually the discussion as the kiddos worked.
Students ended up using the measuring cubes and overlapped them, didn't use them sequentially, and these "mistakes" made for super powerful discussion. The Kindergarteners had to defend their choices and make sense of what is indeed the correct way to measure. This gave us a really nice read on student understanding, but it was a stellar learning experience for everyone!
Here's The measurement Template!