# Non-standard Units Teacher Resources

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#### Measuring Area Using Non-Standard Units

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Students examine area. In this area measurement lesson, students use non-standard units of measurement to find the area of various objects in the classroom. They work in small groups on different measurement activities and present their...
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#### Measuring Mass Using Non-Standard Units of Measurement

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore mass measurements. In this non-standard unit measurement instructional activity, students use non-standard units of measurement to find the weight of different objects. They work in small groups and complete a variety of...
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#### Measuring Volume Using Non Standard Units of Measure

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Who doesn't love playing with marbles? These, along with cubes and other manipulatives, are used to determine the volume of objects. These non-standard units of measure. help the class determine the length, width, and height of various...
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#### Comparing Non-Standard Unit to Measurement for Capacity

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
Students compare units of measurement. In this liquid measurements lesson, students experiment with the standard liter unit of measurement compared to non-standard measurements.  They divide of up into 3 groups and each group performs a...
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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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#### 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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#### Measuring Objects Using Non-Standard Units of Linear Measure

For Teachers K - 1st
Students practice taking measurements using non-standard units of measure. In this measurement instructional activity, students use non-traditional objects such as their hand, crayons or paperclips to measure various objects found in the...
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#### Sand Babies

For Teachers K - 5th
An engaging lesson plan 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...
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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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#### 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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#### 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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#### 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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#### 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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#### 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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#### Measure Up!

For Teachers 1st
Examine the use of non-standard and standard measurement when determining length! For 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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#### 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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#### Comparing Non-Standard Units of Measure

For Teachers 1st - 2nd
Students explore area. In this beginning area measurement lesson plan, students use paper squares and triangles to cover two dimensional classroom objects. Students count and record the number of shapes used, then compare the computed...
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#### Learning to Measure with Ladybug

For Teachers Pre-K - 1st
Young scholars 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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#### Nonstandard Units

For Students 1st - 2nd
Measuring with non-standard units is the focus of this math activity. 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...