# 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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#### 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
Students 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 lesson, 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 measure...
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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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#### 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 lesson, students read the book Skittles Riddles and practice counting and balancing skittles. They...
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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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#### 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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#### Oodles of Noodles

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Young scholars 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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#### 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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#### 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.
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#### ExplorA-Pond: 4th Grade Perimeter Estimation

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Your geometers are used to finding the perimeter of a square or rectangle, so give them something different this time! With this lesson, small groups will receive a picture of a shoreline and calculate the perimeter. The website listed...
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For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students compare the weight of the students's favorite soft toys directly and then indirectly using beads.
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#### Judge and Jury

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd
Students participate in activities in which they focus on the uses of numbers. In this numerology lesson, students measure distances using standard and non-standard units and record their measurements in various tables. Students also use...
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#### Body Balance

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Examine measurable characteristics of objects to build an understanding of the different ways you can discuss an object's size when comparing it to other objects. After whole group instruction, the class compares and organizes several...
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#### How Long? How Wide? How Tall? How Deep?

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students estimate the length of given objects. In this measurement lesson, students explore the use of standardized measurement. They also approximate the measurement of given items. Students read stories about measurement and experiment...