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Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
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Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Encourage your students to develop their own approach to measuring length with nonstandard units of length. Use this engaging lesson as a stand-alone lesson or alongside Measuring Feet...in Feet!
2nd grade
Math
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Estimating Length
Estimating Length
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Estimating Length
Advance your students from relative measurements to learning about standardized units with this lesson that teaches them about inches and feet by using common classroom objects.
2nd grade
Math
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Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
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Line Plots: Representing the Length of Classroom Items
In this lesson, your students will measure the lengths of items and then make a line plot to show the measurement data. They will get hands-on by measuring and surveying the class.
2nd grade
Math
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The Smaller They Come
The Smaller They Come
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The Smaller They Come
Help your students use rulers in the classroom with this lesson! Encourage them to measure items around them using centimeters to understand shapes and sizes.
2nd grade
Math
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Exploring Metric Units of Length
Exploring Metric Units of Length
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Exploring Metric Units of Length
Help your students learn the standard measures of length and foster critical thinking with this engaging lesson. Use alongside The Smaller They Come or as a stand-alone activity.
2nd grade
Math
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Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
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Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units
Students will become more familiar with common metric measurements by matching everyday objects with the metric mass and volume units they would use to measure them.
3rd grade
Math
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Long, Longer, Longest
Long, Longer, Longest
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Long, Longer, Longest
Students will love working together to create a display that demonstrates understanding of relative length. Use alone or with the lesson **Order Up Measurement.**
1st grade
Math
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Cooking School Fractions
Cooking School Fractions
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Cooking School Fractions
Make equivalent fractions matter in the real world with this hands-on math lesson! Students use measuring cups and spoons to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.
4th grade
Math
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Metric Conversions Conversations
Metric Conversions Conversations
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Metric Conversions Conversations
Challenge students to convert measurements between their metric counterparts! Students will relate the measurements to real-world objects. Use this lesson as support for the Converting Metric Measurements in Word Problems lesson.
5th grade
Math
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
Making Measurements for Line Plots
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
In this hands-on lesson, your students will get to sharpen their measuring skills as they measure lengths of items in your classroom to the nearest quarter inch. They'll get to then use their data to create line plots.
3rd grade
Math
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Determining Relative Size: Measure Up!
Determining Relative Size: Measure Up!
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Determining Relative Size: Measure Up!
The world is their measuring stick! In this lesson, students will practice measuring objects using the world around them for units of measurement.
1st grade
Math
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Many Measurement Tools
Many Measurement Tools
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Many Measurement Tools
This support lesson provides students the opportunity to use two different tools to measure the length of familiar objects while introducing content specific vocabulary words. Use alone or alongside the lesson How Big is the Playground?
2nd grade
Math
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Measurement Madness
Measurement Madness
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Measurement Madness
This math lesson is filled with fun hands-on non-standard measurement activities! The lesson begins with an interactive story then has students explore measurement using several different objects as their tools!
1st grade
Math
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Exploring Capacity
Exploring Capacity
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Exploring Capacity
Use this lesson to introduce the concepts of capacity and volume with young learners. This hands on lesson can be used as a scaffolded pre-lesson to Capacity Comparison.
2nd grade
Math
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Inches, All Around!
Inches, All Around!
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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.
2nd grade
Math
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How Much Does It Weigh?
How Much Does It Weigh?
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How Much Does It Weigh?
In this fun exploration of materials, students will practice differentiating between heavy and light objects.
Preschool
Math
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Hopping Into Measurement
Hopping Into Measurement
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Hopping Into Measurement
Your students will jump into math concepts like measurement and comparison with this delightful investigative activity! How far do kangaroos jump? Pretend to be a kangaroo and find out!
Kindergarten
Math
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Comparing Spring Things
Comparing Spring Things
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Comparing Spring Things
Bigger, taller, shorter, or longer? In this spring lesson plan, students will compare two objects and create their own spring-themed comparison worksheet. They will draw pairs of pictures and come up with their own comparison questions.
Kindergarten
Math
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The Language of Estimation
The Language of Estimation
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The Language of Estimation
Use this support lesson to provide students with the opportunity to explore what it means to estimate. This hands on activity can be used alone or alongside the lesson Estimating Length.
2nd grade
Math
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Which Holds More?
Which Holds More?
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Which Holds More?
Fill ‘em up! This lesson teaches students to compare how much different containers can hold. Get ready for some overflowing fun!
Kindergarten
Math
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Footy Fun!
Footy Fun!
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Footy Fun!
Looking for a fun way to learn about measurement? Inch on over to this engaging lesson. Students will love using their own feet to determine the lengths of different objects.
1st grade
Math
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Measurement Hunt
Measurement Hunt
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Measurement Hunt
Introduce students to measurement with this fun scavenger hunt! Students practice measuring with string as they work in partners to develop language skills. Use alone or with the lesson **Footy Fun!**
1st grade
Math
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Shapes to Scale
Shapes to Scale
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Shapes to Scale
Teach your students to predict and explain features of scaled regular shapes.
5th grade
Math
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Measurement Tools
Measurement Tools
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Measurement Tools
Introduce students to measurement tools with this fun hands-on activity. Students will get plenty of practice comparing length and weight as well. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **How Big is It?**.
1st grade
Math
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Measuring Popsicles!
Measuring Popsicles!
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Measuring Popsicles!
Teach your students the early concepts of measuring with a ruler and comparing lengths with this hands-on lesson. Students use popsicle sticks to measure magazine cutouts using comparative adjectives such as big, bigger, and biggest.
1st grade
Math
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Measurement Lesson Plans

Education.com has lesson plans that make math real for students! Use our measurement lesson plans to help students apply mathematical skills to real life situations, whether that be measuring the amount of flour for baking cookies or math problems that ask to measure the volume of a cylinder. These lesson plans will no doubt help your students become measurement wizards in no time.