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509 reviewed resources for non standard measurements

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Exploring Measurement

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
An adorable computer-animated classroom explores non-standard measurement with Sid the Science Kid. The concept is simple; you can only use one object to serve as your unit of non-standard measurement. This video is most appropriate for...
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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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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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My Foot and the Standard Foot

For Students K - 2nd Standards
Young mathematicians put one foot in front of the other as they learn how to measure length in an elementary math lesson. Using paper cutouts of their own feet, children measure classroom objects as they discover the importance of...
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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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Estimation and Measurement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students experiment with unconventional units (toothpicks, etc.) to estimate and measure. They consider the advantages of using standard measuring units.
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Overruled

For Students 6th - 7th Standards
Conversion solves a royal blunder. Using an animated video, the resource explores the importance of being able to convert measurements. Knowing the ratio of two measurements allows for the conversion between two measurement units. Pupils...
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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 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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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 Blocks

For Students 1st Standards
Stack them together to get a measurement. The short activity has pupils work in pairs to measure the lengths of two blocks and then determine the length of the two blocks together. The groups then determine an equation that represents...
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Measurement

For Teachers K - 1st
Students investigate non-standard linear measurement.  For this cross curriculum measurement lesson, students listen to the book Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy, and identify pages in which non-standard measurement is used.  Students...
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Measure Up!

For Teachers K - 4th
Discover ways to measure items without standard tools. In 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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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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Handy Measurement: Using Non-Standard Measuring Tools

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Young scholars examine different types of non-standard measurement. In this measuring lesson, students utilize their fingers, palms and feet as measuring tools. Young scholars discuss the difference between measuring using parts of their...
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A Special Relationship

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students discover the relationships of the lengths of the sides of right triangles and right triangles using a series of drawings on dot paper. They investigate and solve problems of standard (customary and metric units) and non-standard...
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Constant Dimensions

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
You can't often tell pupils that units don't matter ... but in this case, you'd be right! Math scholars discover the magic of the constant dimensions of a rectangle through a creative lesson. Partners perform measurements of rectangles...
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Standardized Tests

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Does the use of standardized testing improve American education? Scholars dive into the issue as they prepare to discuss the debate topic with their classmates. After reviewing the pros and cons, they watch videos to help them arrive at...
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Interpreting the Standard Deviation

For Teachers 9th - 10th Standards
Does standard deviation work for non-symmetrical distributions, and what does it mean? Through the use of examples, high schoolers determine the standard deviation of a variety of distributions and interpret its meaning. Problems require...
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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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Measuring Up

For Students K - 12th Standards
Teach the basics of measurement and conversion with a five-lesson resource that builds an understanding of proportion and measurement conversion from elementary through high school. Initially, young scholars use ratios to determine soup...
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Measurement Crafts- Cereal Hands and Feet

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students identify nonstandard units of measurement and investigate area of objects. In this geometry instructional activity, students trace their hands and glue cereal pieces to the print to find the area.
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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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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...