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164 reviewed resources for nonstandard units of measurement

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Toothbrush Measuring

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
Ever wonder how many marshmallows long your toothbrush is? Well, you're in luck! This hands-on measurement activity requires young mathematicians to determine the length of their toothbrush using Unifix® cubes, buttons, Cheerios, bear...
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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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Measurement (Lengths)

For Teachers 2nd
Kids list the different materials that can be used in measuring the lengths of objects (standard and nonstandard units of measurement). They directly compare the lengths of given objects and recognize the various units of measurements....
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How Tall is the Gingerbread Man?

For Teachers Pre-K - 2nd Standards
The gingerbread man has finally been caught, now find out how tall he is with this measurement activity. Using Unifix® cubes, marshmallows, buttons, and Cheerios, young mathematicians measure and record the height of the gingerbread man...
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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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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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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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Compare Nonstandard Units

For Students 3rd - 4th
Looking for a solving word problems using nonstandard units worksheet? This one's for you. Learners use paper clips, ones blocks, footsteps, and handprints to measure lengths. Students solve six problems.
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Nonstandard Units, Homework 17.1

For Students K - 3rd
Here is a very good estimating and measuring length with nonstandard units worksheet. Learners use paper clips and toothpicks to estimate and measure the real objects pictured in each problem, then write ten answers.
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Nonstandard Units

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Measuring length with nonstandard units is the focus of this word problem worksheet. Youngsters problem solve using cubes, paper clips, footprints, and pencils. They solve six problems.
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Nonstandard Units, Practice 17.1

For Students 1st - 3rd
I like this measuring with nonstandard units worksheet! Learners use paper clips and connecting cubes to estimate and measure real objects, and solve 17 problems.
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The Length of My Foot

For Teachers K
Here is an excellent lesson for young learners who are just beginning to explore the concept of using units to measure length. They rotate through four classroom centers in order to gain practice in utilizing this important skill.
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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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Measurement

For Teachers K - 2nd
Explore the customary system for linear measurement and examine the meanings of inch and foot. Youngsters will listen to the book "How Tall, How Short, How Far Away?," and measure a variety of items in the class using nonstandard units...
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Measure Length

For Students K - 1st
An excellent worksheet on measurement is here. Young learners cut out the measuring bar at the bottom of the page and measure five lines, then write how many boxes long each line is.
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Measuring in Nonstandard Units

For Students 1st - 3rd
Here is an excellent measuring with nonstandard units worksheet. Learners use a paper clip and a pencil to measure a writing pen, calendar, book, and desktop in order to solve five problems.
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Cooking Up Something Good

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students compare and convert units of measurement within the United States customary system and within the metric system by baking cookies. Students discuss how to double the cookie recipe, how to make only half of the recipe, and how to...
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Do Centimeters Make Me Taller?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Pupils use measuring tools and calculators to find pairs of measurement and form ratios. Learners compare ratios and make conclusions about using various different units to measure given lengths. They also discuss their results as a...
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Measurement Concepts - Reteach 8.1

For Students 3rd
In this measurement worksheet, 3rd graders estimate then measure 4 different objects using paper clips and cubes. Definitions of measuring weight, length, and capacity are provided.
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Graphing and Measurement Go Hand in Hand

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Learners explore data collection and graphing. They will work in groups to determine the best tool to use for hand span measurement. They also collect hand span data and the whole class organizes data on a plot line graph.
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Measurement: The Size is Right

For Teachers Pre-K - 8th
Specific learning goals are grouped for different grade levels spanning pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. After preparing the questions and materials, you call a learner to come in front of the class and play the game. Young learners...
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What Size Is It Anyway?

For Teachers K - 1st Standards
A fabulous plan on teaching basic concepts of measurement to young learners. Pupils use nonstandard units to measure length, practice using a ruler and a yardstick, compare the length of two objects, and perform estimations of length....
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Comparing Units of Measurement

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders investigate the units of measurement used by various Native American tribes before they had contact with the Europeans. They write research questions, conduct research using a variety of resources, in small groups write a...
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Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement

For Teachers 2nd - 4th Standards
Break out those math manipulatives, it's time to teach about area! Capturing the engagement of young mathematicians, this three-lesson series supports children with learning how to measure the area of squares, rectangles, and other...

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