Comparison is one of the most crucial math skills second graders learn, because it can be applied to so many other disciplines across the elementary school curriculum. In this measurement and data lesson, kids will work on object comparison and graphing. The exercises ask kids to list objects in size order, estimate length, note differences in length, and make bar graphs.
This guided lesson takes kids on an exploration of the world of measurement, from weight to volume to recording data. Commonly, third graders have a difficult time applying math skills to real-world problems, but this lesson, designed by our curriculum experts, will help provide important context for measurement skills. For even more printable practice, consider downloading and printing the recommended measurement worksheets.
Before students can begin measuring everything around them, they will first need to understand the difference between different measurement units. Help them learn how inches add up to make a foot, and ounces combine to create a gallon, with the thought-provoking experiments and activities laid out below. Your students will love taking a measurement of just about everything around them.
How many inches are in a foot? How many centimeters are in an inch? What about ounces in a pound? Before students can measure, they need help with understanding which unit of measurement to use for length, height, and weight. These resources for units of measurement cover a wide range of skills from preschool to fifth grade and help students learn how to measure with both standard U.S. units and metric units and convert between them. Basic ruler exercises for preschoolers help students understand units of measurement for length and height. More advanced activities for fourth and fifth graders ensure that students learn how to convert between units of measurement, for example inches to centimeters and pounds to kilograms. From worksheets with sample measurement exercises and word problems to more hands-on activities, you can choose from a variety of activities to teach units of measurement. Learning units of measurement is made easy.