Measurement Teacher Resources

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The second of five videos on solving word problems involving measurement data conversion focuses on converting a larger unit to a smaller unit in a real-life word problem. A review of milliliters versus liters starts the discussion, followed by a reminder of how to understand remainders. The core lesson clearly deconstructs the steps for solving a word problem.
Measuring angle openings is easy with a protractor, but what if the opening isn't a multiple of ten? Real world examples showcase how protractors can be read precisely. A quick review of the process of estimation starts the lesson. Then, the step-by-step process is described clearly and concisely as the narrator works through two real-world problems in which estimation and prediction are key.
Find a missing angle by writing an equation. The lesson starts with a quick vocabulary review and a descriptive definition of angles. Learners are presented with a real-world problem which requires them to determine a missing angle in order to determine the angle measurement needed to finish a tile pattern. This resource provides an excellent context for writing equations to solve for a missing angle. 
Here is a great real-world problem that kids will really connect with. A conversation between two boys about doing 360s and 180s while skateboarding sets the stage for the lesson. Learners are shown how rays are used to measure full and half rotations and how rays make angles. The concept is defined in terms children will understand, while maintaining interest with a topic of interest. 
A simple question, with a not-so-simple answer. Working with whole and mixed number measurements in inches, feet, and yards presents a problem with many possible solutions. A great activity that challenges the minds of young mathematicians. Be sure to have rulers and yards sticks handy for added support. Extend the activity by having students measure themselves using different units of length.
Elementary schoolers practice their measuring skills using the book entitled Actual Size. They use rulers and tape measures to measure their body parts. After that, everyone reads through the book Actual Size and measures the animals within. A very good lesson!
Using indirect measurement, this video shows viewers how to find the height of a flagpole. The lecturer employs drawings as well as proportions to solve this problem, explaining each step. A useful resource to aid struggling learners and to supplement lessons.
A gentle voice and jazz music make this video easy on the senses. It provides a close-up view of a Vernier Ruler as the narrator explains how it works and how to use one to measure the diameter of a pen. Since this ruler is used for measuring smaller lengths, gathering your class close enough to you to demonstrate might not allow everyone to see what you are doing. Use this video to explain instead.
A step-by-step demonstration of how to use a spring scale is presented to the viewers by a gentle female narrator. For your flipped classroom, you can have learners view this at home and then come to class to practice measuring weight with a spring scale.
Using a circle with clock like hands, the tutor explains common angle measurements. She shows that a full circular rotation equals 360 degrees, a quarter rotation equals 90 degrees, a three-quarters rotation equals 270 degrees, and a half rotation equals 180 degrees. She describes each angle in degrees and as they relate to pi. This is a great way to introduce what angles actually represent and where we see these angles in real life. A great way to teach angles!
A reading precedes the activity in order to familiarize learners with just how small a nanometer is. Then, small groups measure classroom objects and convert units into nanometers. The publisher doesn't mention it, but the reading material provided can easily be used when addressing Common Core State Standards for reading informational text or scientific literacy. Math and science are also involved in this comprehensive resource.
Help young scientists connect with nature and learn about trees with a fun life science instructional activity. Heading out into the school yard, children choose a tree to adopt, taking measurements, writing descriptions, and drawing sketches of it in their science journals. Perform a series of observations over the course of a month, a semester, or the entire school year to allow the class to experience the seasonal changes trees undergo. This cross-curricular instructional activity brings together topics in math, language arts, and science and would make an excellent addition to an elementary science unit on plant life.
Young scientists grab their measuring tapes, rulers, and yard sticks as they see how big Arctic animals really are. To conceptualize the trait of height or length, each small group will measure out the entire length of an arctic animal. They line animal pictures up to show how they compare from smallest to largest. It's a good lesson that combines measurement, data collection, comparative analysis, and Arctic animals.
In a math or life science class, "mini-me" models are created with cardstock to reflect a 1:10 scale of students' bodies. Learners measure each others' heights with meter sticks, and then reduce the size by 10. After this exercise, they work in groups to find the measurements of different animals and plants, and then make scale models of them. For learners with stronger math skills, assign non-metric units to convert.
Plant growth experiments offer rich, cross-curricular learning opportunities that can really excite and engage young learners. In this series, children work in pairs planting, measuring, and comparing the height of bean plants in order to practice their measurement and basic arithmetic skills. Supplement this math series with a scientific investigation into plant life, teaching about the different parts of plants and what they require to survive. To reinforce these concepts, consider placing a couple of plants in the dark and not watering a couple of plants, comparing the height of these plants to those receiving plenty of water and sunlight.
A great way to incorporate math into life science, this lesson has learners measure migratory routes on a map and calculate the actual distance that shorebirds on the routes would cover. Learners compute the distance covered in both miles and kilometers. A reading handout of background information is provided to precede the activity, as are maps of five different flyways. Use this lesson when teaching kids about animal migration or scale measurement.
Eleventh graders discover the relationship between radian measure and arc length.  In this Algebra II lesson, the inquiry approach provdes for hands on activities and the use of technology to accommodate various learning styles.  Includes pre- and post-assessment.
Eighth graders explore indirect measurement.  In this elementary mathematics lesson, 8th graders use shadows and the concept of similarity mirrors to see reflected images and use a stadia to conduct indirect measurement.  The lesson provides a real-world application of proportional reasoning and similar triangles.
Examine the use of non-standard and standard measurement when determining length! In 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 length of jumps determining that the smaller the boxes the greater the number needed to show the length of a jump. They determine the need for standard units of measure.
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy instructional activity, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up. Additionally, they practice measurement conversion and ratio while solving a word problem that asks the students to use only a tablespoon to estimate their measurements while following a cookie recipe.