Once I know they've got this down…we move onto activities with the Giant Ruler….
Partners A write a measurement on their whiteboard and Partner B goes to plot it. They double check each others work and then switch off.
A favorite activity is flying paper airplanes!
I sometime invite some upper grade students to our class to teach the kids how to make different planes. The requirement is that they each come prepared with a different type of plane to present to the class. The kids can then choose which 6th grader they would like to learn from based on the type of plane they present. This also serves as a great listening activity!!
There were other times that I assigned my kiddos to make a paper airplane for homework. They decorated a piece of scratch paper, then folded it up into a plane.
Students record the distance traveled on this recording sheet. To further extend this activity, you could have your students create a line plot to mark the distances traveled.
I hope these tips and ideas were useful to you!