Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Discovery Education

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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....
Activity
Exploratorium

#### 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...
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Non-Standard Measurement

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
Young scholars, 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.
Worksheet
Curated OER

#### 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,...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Assessment
Mathed Up!

#### 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,...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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!
Worksheet
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

#### 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...
PPT
Curated OER

#### Choose the Units: Quiz

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Quiz the class on which unit of measure would be most appropriate when determining the weight, volume, height, or distance of eight different objects. This quiz reviews liters, kilometers, milligrams, and centimeters.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Tall Towers

For Teachers K - 2nd
Linear measurement is the focus of this math lesson. Youngsters work in groups to build towers with blocks. They build towers represented on index cards and determine how many blocks taller one tower is.
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University of Wisconsin

#### Measuring Slope for Rain Gardens

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
The slope of the land is an important feature when considering the erosion that will occur. In this resource, which is part of a rain garden unit, learners calculate the slope of the proposed garden site. Even if you are not planning a...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### How Tall is that Tree?

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students use their feet to measure distance between themselves and a tree trunk.  In 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Measure for Measure: Lengths and Heights

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore measuring tools by calculating heights and lengths of random objects. In this distance measurement lesson, students utilize the Internet service MapQuest to measure the distance between their current towns and many other...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### 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...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Indirect Measurement, Surveying Trigonometry

For Teachers 9th - 10th
Students measure distances using indirect measurements. In this geometry lesson, students apply proportion and ratios to measure heights of different objects. They differentiate between direct and indirect measurements.
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Measurement of Objects Using Similar Triangles in The Plane

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Learners use similar triangles and a sight tool to find the height and distance between large objects. In this similar triangles lesson plan, students use a constructed sight tool to measure the distance and height of an object using an...
Lesson Plan
Curated OER

#### Whatcha Gunna Do When the Hulkster's Measuring Too??

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students measure using tools they have made. In this algebra lesson plan, students measure the height and distance using non-traditional measuring methods. They apply their findings to algebra and trigonometry properties of measurements.