Lesson Plan

Inches, All Around!

Look out! Measurement is all around us! In this lesson, students will learn about measuring tools and how to use them. Students will work cooperatively on a fun measurement hunt, exploring and applying concepts of measurement using inches.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to select appropriate measurement tools for measurement, including rulers, yardsticks, and measuring tapes. Students will be able to accurately measure lengths in inches.


(5 minutes)
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  • Display the “Inches” song on an interactive whiteboard, or write it on chart paper for the students to see.
  • Sing the song to the tune of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star,” and invite students to sing along.
  • As you sing the word that matches a measuring tool, hold up that measuring tool to introduce its name to the students. For example, when you sing the word “ruler,” hold up a ruler.
  • After singing the song with the students, tell the students that they will be learning how to measure objects using different tools that have inch units.
  • Tell your students that a unit is a specific length of measurement, and show the students an example of a one inch unit.

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