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Indirect Measurement: Lesson

For Students 7th - 11th Standards
When the tape measure will not reach, use similarity. An installment of a large playlist on geometry introduces the method of indirect measurement. Using a story of finding the distance to the sun, the video shows how to use similar...
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Measure a Tree

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Young mathematicians explore data collection and mathematical problem solving. They will work in cooperative groups to determine the height of a tree by measuring several predetermined distances on the ground. They will use the data...
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Measurement and Algebraic Thinking

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Comparatively speaking, does a bug travel farther than a human in 10 seconds? Get a bug and measure how far it travels in 10 seconds. Have a human team member run for 10 seconds and calculate the distance ran. Answer the question,"Who...
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Hand Span and Height

For Teachers 7th - 9th Standards
Is there a relationship between hand span width and height? Statisticians survey each other by taking measurements of both. A table that can hold data for 24 individuals is printed onto the worksheet, along with questions for analysis....
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Measuring Speed

For Teachers 8th Standards
Physicists say speed is relative, but most police officers disagree. Scholars experiment with the variables that relate to speed. They learn the importance of both time and distance and apply that knowledge to graphical models.  
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How Do You Measure Up?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the relationship between height and arm span.  In this data analysis lesson, students create a scatter plot of their classes' height and arm span.  Students find a line of best fit to model the data.
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Metric and Imperial Measures

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
After watching a brief video on making metric conversions to standard units, pupils complete tables to describe certain items with the appropriate unit of measurement. Then, they convert liters to millimeters, millimeters to centimeters,...
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Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Gardening geometers construct the formula for the area of a rectangle by viewing a video revolving around two young people, their lawn mowing business, and their need to charge by the square meter. A relevant real-life application lesson!
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Orienteering - Lesson 4 - Distance and Height

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pretend that you've been dropped onto a mountain, in the middle of nowhere,  and all you have to find your way is a topographical map and a compass. Could you find your way to the nearest town? Orienteering teaches the skills of map...
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Customary Units of Length - Practice 6.2

For Students 5th Standards
Fifth graders complete nine problems in which they work with converting customary units of length such as feet to yards, and yards to miles. They compare measurements using inequality signs in six examples, and answer two test prep...
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Handy Measuring Ratio

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Your hand can be a handy tool for measurement. Young mathematicians learn how to estimate the height of objects by applying similarity. They find the horizontal distance from the object where spreading their outstretched fingers results...
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Describe Measurements Step-by-Step Lesson

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
How do we measure something? As learners are beginning to grasp the idea of a consistent unit of measurement, give them this activity as a warm-up. They see an apple with a column of blocks beside it. Ask them how high the apple is,...
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Measurements: Inches

For Teachers K - 3rd
Children solve problems involving measurement using information taken from various items measured (wooden blocks and boxes). This is a particularly good lesson to use when introducing how to use a ruler and how to add inches together in...
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A Handy Measure

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
How many hands tall are you? Challenge kids to measure themselves the way the 19th century Oklahoma horse traders measured their prize horses (can they guess how many hands tall a horse had to be?). There's some background information...
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Measurement Concepts - Reteach 6.1

For Students 3rd - 5th Standards
As children mature and develop coordination, they not only can use a ruler for measuing length, they become adept at measuring to the quarter inch! This activity provides practice reading a paper ruler printed at the top of the page, and...
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Inching Around

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
An alternative way to measure things is presented in this PowerPoint. Instead of using rulers, pupils use body parts to measure items in school and distances around the school. Each slide asks learners to measure something using specific...
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Acceleration Lab

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Young Einsteins experiment with the acceleration of Hot Wheels™ toy cars down inclined planes at various angles. This classic physics lab activity is thoroughly explained in both a teacher’s guide and a student lab sheet. Science...
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By the Foot: The History of Measurement

For Teachers 6th - 8th
When is a foot not a foot? When you use the length of your own foot to measure distances, of course. To underscore the importance of standardized units of measurement, middle schoolers engage in a series of activities that ask them to...
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A Handy Measure

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Hold your horses! Young learners discover the history behind measuring the height of horses "by hands." They also study the history of Oklahoma, and how horses played such an important role in settling the state. An excellent worksheet...
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Modeling Using Similarity

For Teachers 8th Standards
How do you find the lengths of items that cannot be directly measured? The 13th installment in a series of 16 has pupils use the similarity content learned in an earlier resource to solve real-world problems. Class members determine...
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How Tall is that Tree?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use their feet to measure distance between themselves and a tree trunk.  For this distance lesson, students use the number of steps, and string to measure distances and height of the tree.  Students can get the tree height when...
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Measurement Tools

For Students 1st - 3rd
Which of these is the best tool for the job? Learners examine a measurement scenario and determine which of five tools would be the right choice. There is only one problem, and the worksheet includes pictures. Because the answer is...
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Non-Standard Measurement

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students, using a list made up of things from around the room; estimate the distance of one of the items on the list with one unit, record their prediction, and then actually measure items with non-standard measuring devise.
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The Distance to an Unapproachable Point

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Pupils use geometry or trigonometry to measure the distance of a far off point. They verify their measurements using a tape measure to check their work.

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