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Study Jams! Tools of Measurement

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
From temperature and mass, to length and volume, there are many different types of measurement. Expose young learners to a variety of measurement tools using this slide show of real-life pictures. Go through the presentation one image at...
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Measuring the Measuring Tool Lab

For Students 5th - 9th
Novice mathematicians are challenged to measure parts of their desks using paper clips, tongue depressors, pencils, and pens as the measuring tools. Then, they must answer 8 questions about their process of measurement with these...
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By the Pound

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Agriculture surrounds us every day; incorporate measuring tools into a study of Oklahoma's agricultural industry! Small groups read an informational text (included) before visiting stations where they investigate prices of various...
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Measuring in Metrics

For Teachers 3rd - 6th Standards
Practice measuring skills with a 10-question instructional activity that challenges scholars to measure lines using centimeters and inches.  
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Measurement Problems

For Students 2nd - 3rd Standards
Would you use a ruler to measure the length of a soccer field? No way! Pupils explore four tools of the trade: yardstick, measuring wheel, tape measure, and ruler. They label 12 measuring tasks with the most appropriate tool. Some of...
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For Teachers 6th - 10th
Elementary in nature, this slide show presents basics of measurement. Standard measurement tools and units, and the metric system are taught. Use this at the beginning of the year for any science class as an introduction or review of...
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Measure Up!

For Teachers K - 4th
Discover ways to measure items without standard tools. For this measurements lesson, learners estimate how long certain objects are by measuring with a non-standard measuring tool. Students check their estimates with a ruler and share...
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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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Proper Measuring Techniques with Correct Equipment

For Teachers 7th - 8th
There is no better way to contextualize fractions than in a real-life situation. Learners demonstrate their ability to convert, measure, and determine fractional equivalents as they pertain to both liquid and dry measurements, as needed...
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Lesson 2: Measurement Tools

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Elementary schoolers examine the uses of rulers, scales, and measuring cups. They determine the criteria for the use of each tool and visit different areas of school to find items that can be measured with these tools. Everyone takes...
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Discovering Math: Beginning Measurement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Weight, time, length, cost, and mass are all things we can measure. Learners are introduced to the concepts they'll need to know before embarking on any measurement adventure. They are introduced to each type of measurement and types of...
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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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For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Estimate and explore the length and weight of classroom items using standard measurement and scales. Students will work in groups to determine appropriate measuring tools, weigh or measure items, and record their results on a data chart....
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Measurement Scavenger Hunt

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
A scavenger hunt challenges mathematicians to locate items of a certain size. Scholars roam the classroom—in small groups and independently—measuring items and graphing their findings. A worksheet assesses learners' proficiency. 
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Home Living / Daily Living : Measure Ingredients

For Teachers 9th - Higher Ed
Cooking often requires one to measure out ingredients. Build an understanding of relative measurements as well as a reference for future cooking projects with your special needs class. In a small group, you'll discuss various measurement...
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Measuring Angles: Lesson

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
Develop a degree of measurement. With the aid of a protractor, the video shows how to measure angles. The segment of a larger playlist on geometry basics points out that it is possible to start at a value other than zero when measuring...
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Standard Units of Measure

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Learners explore linear measurement. They choose appropriate measuring tools, measure three classroom items, and record their results.  A class discussion ensues in which everyone decides the best way to present their data.
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Measure the Length of an Object

For Students 2nd - 4th
Would you measure ice water with a different tool than the height of a door? Of course! Scholars examine five measuring tasks and match them to the proper tools for the job. Three of these are length scenarios, one volume, and the last...
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Study Jams! Measure Length

For Students 2nd - 5th Standards
Mia's pet lizard has grown a lot since he was a baby and she needs help measuring his length now that he's an adult. After choosing the best tool for the job, RJ goes step by step through the measurement process, modeling how to use both...
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It's All in the Measurements

For Teachers 6th
Study customary measurements with your sixth graders. They will investigate linear and capacity measurements to then measure and convert linear and capacity units. Finally they will work in small groups to conduct experiments. Resources...
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Measuring Around the House!

For Teachers K - 4th
Trying to approach measuring in a fun and interactive way? You found it! This worksheet has young learners first cut out two "rulers" - one with simple units marked, and another with blank squares. They begin by going around their house...
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Measure the Length of an Object

For Students 2nd - 4th
Every measuring job requires a tool, but which is the right one? Scholars read four measuring tasks and select the proper tool for each. Next, they switch the exercise by choosing from a list of measuring tasks given a tool. Note there...
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Handy Measurement: Using Non-Standard Measuring Tools

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students examine different types of non-standard measurement. In this measuring activity, students utilize their fingers, palms and feet as measuring tools. Students discuss the difference between measuring using parts of their body and...
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Tools for Measuring: Reteach

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this measuring tools worksheet, students circle the tool they would use to do the following things: 1 - find what day their birthday is, 2 - tell how hot or cold it is outside, 3 - measure the length of a desk, 4 - check if it is time...

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