Non-standard Units Teacher Resources

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Spoonfuls, Cupfuls and Handfuls

For Teachers 2nd
Explore the use of non-standard units for measuring volume with elementary learners. They fill a container and count the number used using cups, spoons, and bottles, build with blocks and count the number of blocks used, and compare and...
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Backyard Building - Area and Perimeter

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Turn young mathematicians into landscape architects with this four-lesson series on area and perimeter. Beginning with a basic introduction to calculating perimeter and area using non-standard units of measurement, this instructional...
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Estimation Challenge

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students calculate the length of the classroom using non-standard units of measurement and estimation. Using a cracker box, they discuss measuring various objects in the room as a class, and independently estimate and measure the length...
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Estimation and Measurement

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students explore measurement and estimation with non-standard units. In this measurement lesson, students discuss items that could be used to measure; they use tooth picks to measure specific items around the classroom, both estimating...
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Can You Measure Up?

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Here is a well-designed lesson on common standards of measurement for your young mathematicians. In it, learners calculate measurements in standard and non-standard units. They make predictions, record data, and construct and design...
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Measure Up!

For Teachers 1st
Examine the use of non-standard and standard measurement when determining length! In this measurement lesson, 1st graders use non-standard units of measure to determine how far they jump. They color squares on graph paper to show the...
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Measuring Real Stuff

For Teachers K - 1st
Looking for a good lesson on measurement? This one could be for ytou! Learners select and use appropriate nonstandard units to measure and compare lengths and weights of real-life objects. They use problem-solving skills to design a...
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Sand Babies

For Teachers K - 5th
An engaging lesson which has elementary learners measure weight to the nearest pound and construct and interpret a bar graph! They measure length using non-standard units and determine area using square tiles. Pupils round their birth...
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Mass Lesson

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
It's not just a slideshow, it's a lesson on mass. First, learners complete a mental math warm-up, where they determine the number before and after a series of given numbers, then they form groups to weigh packages and compare mass....
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Learning to Measure with Ladybug

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Pupils practice measuring items with non standard units. In this units lesson plan, students measure shapes, lengths, and classroom objects.
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Foot Book Lesson Plan

For Teachers K
Students measure items using non-standard units of measure. In this measurement instructional activity, students listen to Dr. Seuss', The Foot Book, before using oak tag feet to measure items. They use a large foot and a smaller one to...
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A Weigh we Go!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Here are some cross-curricular activities whil should help your kids understnad weight measurements and grammar. In this grammar and math instructional activity, learners read the book Skittles Riddles and practice counting and balancing...
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Magnificent Measurement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young mathematicians investigate measurement. They engage in activities involving length, volume, weight, area, and time using standard and non-standard units of measure. The seven part lesson includes problem solving, reasoning, and...
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Clipping Along

For Students 4th - 7th
Print and use the lesson instructions for yourself, including procedures for two activities, background information, and a materials list; and the related worksheets for your class. They measure the lengths of objects with standard and...
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Nonstandard Units

For Students 1st - 2nd
Measuring with non-standard units is the focus of this math worksheet. Lerners draw a picture to solve three word problems that require them to use nonstandard units for measurement.
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Measurement

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Here is a challenging presentation that will get your mathematicians working! They must convert using non-standard units of measure. Here is an example: a pencil is 12 buttons long, how many toothpicks long is the pencil? An interesting...
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Personal Unit Tape Measure

For Teachers 2nd
A fantastic unit on measurement and fractions! With full background information, instructional procedures, and several learning activities, you'll be set for teaching your second graders all about basic measurement concepts. This...
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Oodles of Noodles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students investigate non-standard and standard measurement including inches and centimeters. They use different types of noodles as non-standard units of measurement comparing them to inches and centimeters.
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Popcorn

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Hungry learners perform a number of popcorn investigations. They investigate the volume of popcorn kernels before and after popping. They use both standard and non-standard units of measurement to measure the kernels.
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Length and Volume Exploration

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore how to measure length and volume. They compare and order objects according to their measurable attributes and measure items using non-standard units. Students put 4 pencils in order from shortest to longest after...
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Are You a Square or a Rectangle?

For Teachers K - 2nd Standards
Discover the difference between standard and non-standard units of measure with your class. They differentiate between rectangles and squares, read a book, measure a peer's height. They then discuss  measurement methods, make...
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Measuring Up

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine and discuss a variety of ways to measure length, capacity, and weight. They estimate and measure a pencil's length using Unifix cubes, estimate and fill a measuring cup with Unifix cubes, and weigh a calculator in a...
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Measuring in Nonstandard Units

For Students 1st - 3rd
Here is an excellent measuring with nonstandard units worksheet. Learners use a paper clip and a pencil to measure a writing pen, calendar, book, and desktop in order to solve five problems.
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A Mass of Pennies

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Learners estimate and determine the number of cents (pennies) that are needed to equal the mass of a variety of common objects. They develop a process for measuring and explore concepts related to units of measurement.