# Measurement Teacher Resources

Measurement is all around us! Use these resources to measure objects in multiple dimensions, deduce measurements from given data, and apply measuring techniques to build objects. It's all about hands-on, real life application with this math curriculum.

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#### Toothbrush Measuring

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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#### Measuring in Metrics

Practice measuring skills with a 10-question instructional activity that challenges scholars to measure lines using centimeters and inches.

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#### Measure School Supplies

Ever wonder how long a pair of scissors are? Find out with this simple measuring activity in which pupils use the provided ruler to determine the length of four common classroom supplies.

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#### Study Jams! Tools of Measurement

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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#### Study Jams! Measure Length

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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#### Measure Full and Half Rotations

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...

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#### Convert Measurements to Solve Distance Problems

As the first of a series of five lessons on solving word problems involving converting measurement data, this resource is a great piece to incorporate a unit on the topic. A review of basic metric system measurements begins the learning,...

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#### Introduction to Angle Measure

An all-encompassing package provides video clips that demonstrate real-world activities that have to do with angles. After watching the Cyberchase cartoons, learners discuss why a "v" shape is used to measure a turn. A pair of vital...

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#### Find Radian Measure by Dividing Arc Length by Radius

In an approach that meshes higher-level thinking with approachable methods, this presentation walks that fine line between mathematical rigor and applications with skill. Not only are the specific steps for finding the radian measure of...

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#### Measuring With a Ruler

When it comes to using a ruler, how does your class measure up? Find out with this simple measurement worksheet that asks children to determine the lengths of common, everyday items to the nearest half inch.

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#### Measuring Around the House!

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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#### Practice: Measuring Angles and Using a Protractor and More!

Four fabulous worksheets are included in this resource, all having to do with the measurement of angles. On the first, anglers will use a protractor to determine the degrees of 10 different angles. An arc is drawn on each. On the second,...

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#### Scientific Measurement

Pupils learn everything from how to take scientific measurements, to accuracy/precision, to density and a plethora of topics from a presentation on the metric system.

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#### Hand Span Measures

How long is your hand span? Young mathematicians measure their hand span from pinky tip to thumb tip using a centimeter ruler. After rounding to the nearest whole centimeter, learners plot their data on a line plot.

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#### How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

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...

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#### How Do You Solve a Problem Using Indirect Measurement with Shadows?

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#### Measuring Angles: Lesson

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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#### Measuring Instruments for Physics-SPRING BALANCE

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...

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#### Measuring Distances: Lesson

Let's rule the coordinate plane. By reviewing the marking on rulers, the video discusses how to determine the measurement between two points. The resource, a portion of a basic geometry playlist, determines the length of a side of a...

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#### How Tall is the Gingerbread Man?

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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#### Discovering Gallon Man—Measuring Up

Isn't being pint-sized just one-eighth of a gallon? The class investigates the relationships between the different customary units of liquid measurement in lesson five of a seven-part unit to develop various skills. Using the...

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#### Units of Measure: Feet and Yards 13

In this measurement worksheet, students complete ten problems where they change feet to yards. There is an answers sheet included.

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#### Measurement Problems

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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#### Measure Me!

How many unifix cubes tall are you? If you're not sure, then perform this math activity with your class and find out. Working in pairs, young mathematicians make measuring sticks out of unifix cubes in order to determine the length of...

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#### Units of Measurement

Challenge your second graders with a activity on units of measurement! Not only do they put their measurement skills to the test, but kids practice word problem strategies as well. The second part of the resource prompts learners to...

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#### Which Unit of Measure

Would you use inches or miles to measure a finger? How would you measure the water in a pool, or milk in a carton? Reinforce units of measurement with your first grade class. Learners circle the correct unit of measurement for each...

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#### Measuring Shadows Using an Ancient Method

How did ancient peoples determine the height of really tall objects? Young scientists and mathematicians explore the concept of using shadows to measure height in a hands-on experiment. Paired pupils measure shadows, then calculate the...

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#### Measuring Lengths Using Rulers

A visual measuring exercise that lends itself nicely to an all-class warm up, especially as it doesn't provide room for scholars to write in answers on the sheet itself. They examine 10 rulers and determine the length in either inches,...

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#### What Unit of Measurement?

If you're measuring a bicycle, would you use inches, feet, or yards? What about when you measure a shoe, or a flagpole? Explore measurement with this worksheet, which prompts third graders to use their critical-thinking skills. Three...

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#### Measure Angles - Reteach 16.3

A nice set of instructions for how to use a protractor is presented. The definitions for a right, acute, obtuse, and straight angle follow. Four angle measures are then given for learners to draw and classify. This would make a nifty pop...

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#### Unit 5 Section 2: Measuring Angles

An interactive assignment displays two example angles to teach how to measure them. When you click on the angles, a protractor appears! As practice, learners view a set of angles, estimate the size of each, and then enter the degrees in...

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#### Problems with Measures

Yards or inches? Understanding measurements has a lot to do with units, so give scholars some scenarios and have them choose the appropriate unit. There are six labeled images here requiring weight, distance, length, and capacity. They...

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#### Measure for Measure: Anticipation Guide

Be bold and never fearful! Tempt your scholars with an Anticipation Guide for Measure for Measure. Before reading Shakespeare’s problem play, class members label a series of statements as either true or false in their opinion. (It’s okay...

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#### Measuring Up

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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#### Measuring Angles

The first of two pages displays various angles as the measure of degrees of a circular arc. An explanation is written, and learners are asked to model each by holding up two pencils as the rays. The second page provides instruction on...

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#### Measuring Lengths Using Rulers

Three rulers offer measuring practice with inches, centimeters, and millimeters. Scholars write four measurements, two of which involve fractional units. For the metric ruler they measure the same length in both centimeters and...

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#### Covering Units of Measure

Use conversions to practice multiplication and division with these measurement and money problems. First, scholars convert 12 measurements from centimeters to millimeters, using an example to help them understand the process. Next, they...

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#### Measure, Draw, and Classify Angles - Reteach 14.4

Learners use a protractor to draw, measure, and classify angles. They solve six problems total. Note that the angles all come from a set of three intersecting lines, making this ideal as an enrichment for those who are beyond...

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#### Actual Size: Measuring Animals

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...

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#### Study Jams! Measure Angles

Get a quick review on measuring angles with this step-by-step guide using a protractor. Watch the correct way to measure angles and finish with an assessment on correct techniques to measure special angles.

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#### How Do Chemists Measure?

Young chemists create gold nanoparticles as they learn to measure accurately with the metric system. They create an advertisement for the application of nanotechnology to complete the first lesson in a series of six.

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#### Measure Angles - Practice 16.3

Upper elementary learners use a protractor to draw angles having given measures, then classify angles. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.

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#### Missing Measures: Complimentary and Supplementary Angles

A missing measure mystery! Right angles and straight angles are divided in two, with the measure of one side provided. Angle analyzers compute the value of the missing complimentary or supplementary angle. There are eight problems for...

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#### Ordering Sets of Measures

This isn't an ordinary number sequencing activity; as scholars put these values in order they must pay close attention to the units attached. Each set of numbers has different units of measurement, so they must convert to order them from...

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#### Measurement Problems

What measurements are shown on these rulers? Learners read eight rulers and record the indicated lengths in centimeters. There are no fraction answers. Remind kids to write the units into the measurements. Extend this by assigning...

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#### Measure Angles - Homework 16.3

Very simply, geometers draw six angles with the stated angular measure. A protractor is required, so if you assign this as homework, make sure to let learners know that they will need to take a protractor with them. A critical thinking...

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#### Converting Units of Measure #2

Turn centimeters to meters; scholars practice measurement conversion using metric units. There are two examples to get them started before they complete four sections converting centimeters to meters, meters to centimeters, meters to...

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#### Back To the Basics: Measurement

Lead the class in a review of the basic concepts and procedures involved in measuring length, weight, and volume. After whole group instruction, small groups and individuals practice measuring by completing a variety of fun activities...

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#### Real-Life Problems: Measures

Do your fifth graders have trouble writing out their work for word problems? Use this instructional activity about measurements and the four equations, which provides separate spaces to write the equations and the answers. A nice way to...

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#### Gingerbread Man Measurement

Reinforce measurement skills with a holiday-themed worksheet that challenges mathematicians to estimate and measure the length, width, and height of classroom objects using a gingerbread man.

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#### Lesson 3: Measuring Angles

Students use a protractor to measure angles. They classify angles by type: right angle, acute angles, and obtuse angles. Students build and draw right, acute, and obtuse angles. They discuss how do people in various professions use...

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#### Study Jams! Units of Measurement

As Mia and RJ discuss measurement, your class is introduced to the customary and metric systems for measuring mass, capacity, weight, and length. Temperature scales are also introduced. This resource can help set the foundation for later...

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#### Graphing and Measurement Go Hand in Hand

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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#### TAKS Math Quiz - Angle Measurement

For this TAKS online math quiz worksheet, students take an online quiz focused angle measurement with a protractor. Quiz can be graded online by clicking a link.

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#### Relationships Between Formal Measurement Units: Measure and Record Mass in Kilograms and Grams

Teach the masses about the metric system with this hands-on measurement lesson. Given a fruit or vegetable, learners estimate, measure, and convert its mass using the metric units gram and kilogram.

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#### General Construction Measurement and Dimensions

Learners construct their understanding of measurement and dimensions in this step-by-step approach that begins with an all group vocabulary introduction, consisting of measuring objects and dialoging using measurement vocabulary....

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#### The Angle Measure of an Arc

How do you find the measure of an arc? Learners first review relationships between central and inscribed angles. They then investigate the relationship between these angles and their intercepted arcs to extend the Inscribed Angle Theorem...

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#### Growing Bean Plants

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...

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#### How Long

It won't take young mathematicians long to learn how to measure length with this fun, hands-on activity. Working in pairs, children use Unifix® or snap cubes to measure and record the lengths of different classroom objects. To extend the...

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#### Converting Units of Measure

Follow six steps to implement this series of metric worksheets. Here, mathematicians exhibit their knowledge of problem solving, while converting units of measurement and label their answers with the applicable unit name.

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#### Comparing Volumes of Cereal Boxes

Explore the deceptive world of food packaging with this fun math activity. Using prior knowledge about measuring the volume of three-dimensional figures, young mathematicians determine the difference between the volume of cereal boxes...

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#### Indirect Measurement: Lesson

When the tape measure will not reach, use similarity. An installment of a large playlist on geometry introduces the method of indirect measurement. Using a story of finding the distance to the sun, the video shows how to use similar...

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#### Measures of Variation

Variation makes the world—and data sets—more interesting. Young data analysts view an engaging YouTube video to learn about measures of variation. Range and interquartile range are the topics under consideration here.

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#### Study Jams! Add & Subtract Measurements

How much leopard print fabric will Zoe need to upholster a sofa for her jam studio? This problem is the example used to teach how to add and subtract measurement-related values.

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#### Measure a Tree

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...

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#### Lesson 2: Measurement Tools

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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#### Measurement: The Size is Right

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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#### Measuring the Lengths Using Rulers

Why are there so many lines on a ruler? Scholars measure length on two rulers, one standard and one metric. They measure in inches, millimeters, and centimeters with the centimeter measurement including a fraction. Because these are the...

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#### Candy Bar Measurements

Geometers explore mathematics by completing an object measurement worksheet. They utilize a variety of candy bars and rulers to conduct a measurement experiment in class. They complete worksheets as a group based on the measurement...

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#### Measure the Length in Meters

Which is longer? Learners explore measurement through 10 object comparisons. They measure each object against a row of squares, each square representing one meter. Although the directions simply ask which item is larger, encourage kids...

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#### Measure for Measure

The twists and turns in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure could have you guessing for awhile on this quiz. Mostly reading comprehension, the questions are nonetheless more detailed, especially since the plot is complex. See how you do!

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#### Measuring Length

The class is introduced to measuring length. They discuss when to measure and the standard units commonly used to measure length. Note: This PowerPoint is intended for a UK audience and the standard units discussed are metric.

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#### Kindergarten: Measurement and Data K.MD.1

This formative assessment task focuses on the measurable attributes of a single object. After modeling the process, ask your kindergarteners to describe multiple attributes of blocks. A score sheet and task rubric are referenced but not...

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#### Measuring Lengths Using Rulers

There are seven rulers here and scholars determine the measurement of each, some in inches and some in centimeters. The answer options are listed. Although there are some fractions involved, they are only at the half-inch or centimeter....

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#### Measuring, Drawing and Naming Angles

Upper graders examine all angles. In this angle lesson, pupils practice measuring, drawing, and naming angles. They create posters regarding angle vocabulary.

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#### Radian Measure: Unit Circle Conversions

Individuals investigate the relationship between radian and angle measurements by using an interactive to find the angle measurement for given radian measures. Users answer questions to convert between the two measurements.

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#### Understand Volume and How Volume is Measured

Activate prior knowledge by first reviewing different things and ways we measure things. Then, discuss what it means to measure volume. Learners will be introduced to units of volume and key vocabulary. The highly visual nature of the...

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#### Measuring Length

Your young forensic scientists add to and strengthen their measurement and conversion skills with these seven well-scaffold worksheets. Metric conversions, measuring length, area, and volume, reading thermometers, graduated cylinders,...

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#### Finding Angle Measures 1

How does your class measure up to finding angle measurements? Young scholars of geometry find the measurements of four missing angles on three concurrent lines. After finding each measurement, they must then justify their answers. Use...

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#### Measure Angles to the Nearest Degree With Protractors

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,...

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#### Mean, Median, and Mode: Measures of Central Tendency: Crash Course Statistics #3

If you have two feet, you have more than the average number of feet! Explore the meaning of the numbers of measures of central tendency of different data sets with the third of five lessons in a video statistics playlist. Using unique...

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#### Measures of Length 2

Converting lengths is the focus of a metric worksheet that involves mathematicians to calculate a given number by 1000, and then convert a measurement using kilometers into meters. Finally, learners are asked to solve two word problems...

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#### Solving Word Problems Involving Measurement

Help your class convert fractions to decimals and assess the relationship between a mile and a kilometer. This slide-show is intended to assist learners as they solve word problems that involve measuring long distances.

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#### Measure for Measure

How does your class measure up? Young scientists create a scale drawing of the JOIDES Resolution in a collaborative activity. The lesson incorporates mathematical principles with deep-sea exploration to focus on enhancing measurement...

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#### Forest Measurements: An Applied Approach

Geometry—it's not just for the math classroom! Learners explore the field of forestry through a mathematical lens. An instructional resource explains how forest workers collect data about trees such as height, diameter, and age using...

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#### Measure the Solar Diameter

Scientists could measure the diameter of the sun before they knew its distance. Scholars construct a simple mirror box to measure the diameter for themselves. They compare this measurement with the official size, listed in a textbook,...

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#### Radian Measure of Angles

Degrees are not the only way to measure an angle! The third lesson in a four-part series introduces the definition of a radian. The problem videos use the definition to solve problems including converting between degrees and radian and...

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#### Estimation and Measurement

Students experiment with unconventional units (toothpicks, etc.) to estimate and measure. They consider the advantages of using standard measuring units.

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#### Measuring for Chemistry: Moles, Compounds, and Conversions

Through a station rotation activity, scientists complete 9 chemistry activities to complete this interactive worksheet. Concepts include molar masses, percent composition, accuracy vs. precision, mass of an object, scientific notation,...

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#### Metric Measurements – Length

Seven word problems make up this metric worksheet where scholars convert measurements and find the length of objects in real-world scenarios.

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#### Is There Mystery in Measurement?

Investigate perimeter and area of polygons! For this measurement lesson, learners use index cards to create rectangles and trace their hand to estimate its area and perimeter.

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#### Estimate then Measure the Angle #1

Practice angle estimation with a worksheet. First learners estimate three angles within 15 degrees, then they measure and name each angle. A reference website is given for additional activities.

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#### Estimating and Measuring Angles (C)

In this estimating and measuring angles activity, students examine 6 angles, estimate their measurements, and then measure them using a protractor.

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#### Introducing Measurements in the Laboratory

We use basic units of measurement to break down things and communicate clearly. The first lesson in an 11-part series teaches the proper way to measure various items. It starts simply with measuring the dimensions and areas of geometric...

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#### Noodling Around: Powers of Ten

How many noodles long is your classroom? Find out when engineers of all ages explore measurement through the use of pool noodles. With the noodles pre-cut to certain metric lengths, the activities could be used to introduce the metric...

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#### Grade 2 Supplement Set D5 – Measurement: Telling Time

Have your class play concentration memory games using analog and digital clocks. Second graders become little experts with time telling to the minute, quarter, half, and hour. Use as a fun Friday treat as well as other...

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#### Chapter 7: Measuring Domestic Output, National Income, and the Price Level

Young economists will enjoy this approachable and informative presentation. It is full of helpful graphs and definitions. Especially interesting will be the graph that measures the global perspective of the underground economy as a...

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#### Measuring the Area of a Circle

When mathematical errors happen, part of the learning is to figure out how it affects the rest of your calculations. The activity has your mathematicians solving for the area of a circular pipe and taking into consideration any errors...

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#### Measures of Center and Variation

In groups, mathematicians make paper strip models of their pencil lengths, then use the data to find the centers of measure. They also use a Cuisenaire® rod set and Unifix® cubes to determine mean and median. Finally, they use an...

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#### Using Measure of Central Tendencies

This short but information-packed presentation begins with a thorough review of how to calculate mean, median, and mode of a given data set. What makes it a unique lesson is the follow-up example and presentation of how these measures of...

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#### Measure Area by Counting Units - Guided Lesson

Given measurement information on individual squares within a larger shape, scholars determine the total area of that square or rectangle. For one of these three problems they draw the shape knowing its total area and the measurements of...

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#### Compound Measures

Compounding is dividing units. Pupils practice using compound measures such as units for speed and density to solve problems that range from straightforward speed problems to those requiring conversions. The last few items challenge...

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#### Exploring Measurement

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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#### Measuring Scavenger Hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt with measuring tape! After cutting out the measuring tape on the first page, look for items in your house that are five inches long and record where you found them on the second page.

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#### Measurement - What is it?

Students work in groups to make accurate measurements. In this area and perimeter measurement lesson, the student groups determine what they will measure and what tools they will need, then find the accurate measurement or area,...

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#### Sunflower Measuring and Counting

Youngsters improve their measuring and counting skills using sunflowers. They view pictures painted by Van Gogh. Everyone works in groups to measure sunflowers and record their findings, and they all use sunflower seeds to create...

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#### Measuring Yourself Using the Metric System

Students measure using the metric system. For this geometry lesson, students solve problems using grams, meters and liters. They convert between the US units of measurements and the Metric System.

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#### Measuring Weight and Length

Which truck is longer? After examining two images of trucks, learners circle the one that is longer. More than a math or measuring worksheet, this is more about the term longer. Because there is a detailed explanation below, consider...

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#### Discovering Math: Beginning Measurement

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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#### Many Ways to Measure

Measurement tools, yardsticks, scales, and thermometers, are the subject of a reading comprehension worksheet that asks kids to answer a series of questions based on the provided article.

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#### Measurement

Build a basic understanding of units of measure and create a great foundation for your learners. The activity gives a complete overview of everything measurement, from types of measurement to rounding to conversions — it has it all!

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#### Measuring Mania

Conversion immersion — it's measuring mania! A set of four activities teaches scholars to convert between customary and metric units. Resource covers unit conversions in length, temperature, weight/mass, and volume.

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#### Getting the Job Done—Speed, Work, and Measurement Units

How do you convert from one measurement to another? Pupils use unit rates to convert measurements from one unit to another in the 21st segment in a 29-part series. They convert within the same system to solve length, capacity, weight,...

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#### How Heavy

Break out the balances for this primary grade lesson on weight measurement. Using common elementary school manipulatives like unifix or snap cubes, young mathematicians determine the weight of four different classroom objects. A graphic...

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#### Awesome Area - Geometry and Measurement

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

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#### Measurement Madness

Behind all good design and construction lies a perfect set of plans that are created by a person who knows his, or her, math! Youngsters practice using one of the key tools of the draftsman, the ruler, to practice measuring lines to the...

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#### Landscape Architects: Working with Indirect Measurement

Working as a landscape architect, your designers calculate the measurement of the school flagpole as a guide to picking the right trees for their plan. Using indirect measurement with proportions, the goal is to calculate how high they...

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#### Common Measures

Try introducing this assigment on converting measurement by presenting a scenario: "Last night I found a recipe for cookies, and it called for a half pint of butter. All I had was measuring cups - what should I do?" As learners discuss...

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#### Angle Measurement

What do you create when you rotate a ray? An angle! Teach all the angle basics including naming, measuring, supplements, and complements.

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#### How Do You Measure the Immeasurable?

How do you measure a distance where the measurement tool will not reach? Pupils use the concept of similar triangles to perform indirect measurements. The lesson asks teachers to demonstrate the method and lead the class through a set of...

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#### Geometry and Measurement

Young geometers explore relationships between units of measure and objects. Three activities provide varied opportunities to practice. Learners calculate the volume of two cylinders made by rolling a piece of paper vertically and...

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#### Longer and Heavier? Shorter and Heavier?

For many young children it seems obvious that longer objects are heavier than shorter objects. This assumption is put to the test as the class investigates the relationship between length and weight in a whole-group activity. Using a...

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#### Metric and Imperial Measures

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,...

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#### Introduction to Protractors

What is a protractor and how does it work? Explore the properties of protractors and how they are used to measure angles. After a quick review of measurement terms and angles, learners are shown why a protractor is necessary for...

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#### Adding Mixed Measures

Examine an approach to adding measures of various units. An instructor demonstrates a horizontal approach to adding mixed measures by borrowing from the larger measures. The examples shown include time and length.

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#### Measurement Mystery

Turn a nighttime toe stubbing into an informative discussion about the properties of matter. An intriguing physical science video encourages learners to use their knowledge of matter and mass to identify a mystery object based on...

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#### Measurements and Significant Figures

Are your lab results both accurate and precise? An interesting video lesson explains the difference between the two descriptions. Using error and percent error measurements, these descriptions become concrete and in turn leads to a...

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#### Measures of Central Tendency

In this measures of central tendency worksheet, pupils complete word problems about travel, commissions, and more, with measures of central tendency. They evaluate which provides the best representation of the data.

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#### Converting Metric Measurements Code-Breaker

Can your scholars crack the code of this metric worksheet? To start, mathematicians must convert different units of measurement to the standard metric system form. Then, pupils plug in the corresponding letter to the correct answer to...

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#### Solve Problems Using Measurement Concepts

Young mathematicians demonstrate what they know about measurement with a four-task assessment that focuses on estimation, length, and inches.

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#### Fun With Rainfall Measurements

Demonstrate how rain is measured. Pupils will use a rain gauge to measure the amount of rainfall during one week. Then record the data and discuss the results.

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#### It's All in the Measurements

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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#### Can You Measure Up?

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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#### Measuring Hands Down - Enrichment 7.1

How many hands tall are you? A passage about measuring the height of horses with the unit called a "hand" gives scholars the background needed to measure items using the width of their own hand. Students use their hand measurement to...

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#### Measuring Angles

Measure how well you know how to measure angles. Learners learn how to measure angles using a protractor. They watch a video that walks through a couple of examples of determining angle measures.

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#### The Business Cycle and Important Economic Measures

Help your class understand the natural cycle of growth and decline in an economy, and the importance of GDP, the unemployment rate, and inflation. Your learners will begin with reading, worksheets, and detailed direct instruction on...

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#### Is Measuring an Art or a Science?

Not only do future engineers learn the difference between accuracy and precision, they also get some hands-on experience using different measuring tools.

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#### Measurement: Finding Areas of Rectangles

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!

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#### Measuring Variability for Skewed Distributions (Interquartile Range)

Should the standard deviation be used for all distributions? Pupils know that the median is a better description of the center for skewed distributions; therefore, they will need a variability measure about the median for those...

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#### How Do You Measure the Size of the Universe?

The universe is 90 billion light years in diameter. How do scientists measure something so huge? Space Time explains the process as part of its larger Cosmology playlist. The video addresses the steps to solving the puzzle as well as how...

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#### Measuring Time

Once your scholars have a grasp on telling time, challenge them to add and subtract intervals using number lines and Judy Clocks. Using a start and end time, learners determine time duration on their own clocks or number lines. A...

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#### Measure Area by Counting Units - Step-by-Step Lesson

What is the area? Because there is only one problem here with a detailed explanation below, consider projecting this as an all-class warm up. Learners examine a rectangle split into 12 squares. They know that each unit is three...

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#### What You Can Do

That's a ton of trash! Measure the amount of garbage generated in the classroom in order to make estimates about the waste produced by the entire school and all schools in the state. This eye-opening exercise leads into a discussion...

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#### Conversion between Degrees and Radians: Clock Angles and Measures

It's 3:30, what radian is it? Pupils create clock angles on a clock and determine the radian measure to the minute hand. They then use a conversion factor to convert from one measurement to another.

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#### Finding Angle Measures 2

Can your pupils determine the measurement of seven angles from the measurement of just one? Geometry enthusiasts tackle this task in a problem involving parallel lines with a transversal. After finding the correct measurements, the class...

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#### Measures of Center

Bring statistics to the front and center. An informative video describes how to find measures of center for numerical data. It covers the mean, the median, and the mode, as well as briefly mentions outliers.

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#### Measuring Elevation Past and Present

After viewing a short video about a climb up Mount Everest, high schoolers read about triangulation for measuring distant elevations. Have your class work in groups to construct an inclinometer and then use it to measure the height of...

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#### Finding Angle Measures 3

Is your class up to the challenge of angle measurement? Find out using a fun formative! Geometry scholars show off their skills using a simple worksheet involving parallel lines, transversals, and missing measurements. Check up on those...

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#### Measuring Arc Length: Lesson

Slice off a piece of pi! A section of an extensive playlist on geometry develops the formula to find the length of an arc. Using the formula, the presentation works through examples finding the arc length, the radius, and the measure of...

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#### Comparing Metric Units of Measurement

What are metric units of measurement? Viewers learn about the metric system in the first installment of an 11-part Math In Science video series. After reviewing the need for units, viewers learn about different units for length.

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#### Seam Allowances and Reading Measuring Tapes

Homemade clothes are so fun to wear, and they are also fun to make! Have young tailors sew seam allowances using a measuring tape to the nearest 1/8th inch. The lesson includes three related docs and includes those all-important...

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#### Measures of Central Tendency

In this measures of central tendency activity, learners find the mean, median, and mode of 9 problems given different data sets. Students then solve 2 word problems.

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#### Measure: Bearings and Scale Drawings

Young mathematicians practice measuring acurately with a protractor. They convert measurements using a scale factor, then translate the new information into diagrams. This lesson should be a hit in that it's mostly hands-on work with the...

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#### How Do Chemists Measure?

What is a scientist's favorite type of dog? A lab. This lesson includes a lab experiment and a project for young chemists to learn about measurement, including the metric system and nanotechnology. The resource includes grading rubrics...

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#### Measurement Crafts- Cereal Hands and Feet

Students identify nonstandard units of measurement and investigate area of objects. In this geometry lesson, students trace their hands and glue cereal pieces to the print to find the area.

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#### Measures of Central Tendency

Here is a measures of central tendency worksheet in which learners solve five multiple choice problems. They find the mean, median, and mode of a data set.

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#### My Foot and the Standard Foot

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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#### Spin, Spin, Spin

Challenge your class's understanding of length measurement with a fun collaborative learning activity. Using the spinner provided on this worksheet, children take turns estimating and measuring the length of different classroom objects.

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#### Circles with Angles

Three angles meet at an arc ... have you heard that one before? The resource contains a diagram with a circle and three angles that intersect the circle at the same points. Pupils determine the type of each angle and its measurement,...

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#### Measures of Electricity

Not all electricity is created equal. A detailed video explains how to measure the strength of electricity using a voltmeter. The 31st installment of the 35-part series uses a demonstration to explain the process of measuring current and...

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#### Measures of Length

A set of ten skill-based problems and two word problems make up a metric worksheet in which measuring length and converting units of measurement is the focus.

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#### Customary and Metric Measurement

Through a series of worksheets, mathematicians practice with various concepts of measurement. Conveniently, the 6 pages are easily broken up for individual assignments, and seem to progress in difficulty. Math concepts include drawing...

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#### Shape Shifters in the Math Garden

Combines mathematical measurement with gardening skills. Third graders hunt for worms in the garden and try to find the longest one. They also measure and weigh vegetables that they harvest from the garden, measure rainfall amounts, and...

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#### The Angle Tangle

Fourth and fifth graders identify three types of angles, recognize that angles are measured in degrees, measure angles using protractors or angle rulers. They classify angles as a class, classify angles on pattern blocks, and complete a...

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#### How Big is Big?

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...

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#### Customary Units of Length - Practice 6.2

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...

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#### Shaquille O'Neal Hand & Foot Span

If Shaquille O'Neal wears a size-20 shoe, how big are his hands? Learners will use the average ratios of foot length to hand span to calculate the hand span of Shaq, but first, they have to collect the data! They will measure their peers...

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#### Direct and Indirect Measurement of Area

In this measurement of area worksheet, 7th graders identify and complete 5 different problems that including determining the measurement of an area in a shamrock figure. First, they determine the area of the shamrock illustrated by...

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#### Measurement (Lengths)

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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#### Measures

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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#### Measure the Pencils

Excellent measuring practice is here in this math worksheet. Learners cut out the measuring bar at the bottom of the page and use it to measure four pencils. This is nonstandard measurement.

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#### Measure Length

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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#### Common Angle Measures

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...

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#### Which Measurement Will You Use?

Which is longer? How do you know which tool to measure with? Learners review the basics of measuring length and distance, then determine which tool and which measure would be best to determine the length of eleven sets of objects. Note...

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#### Classify and Measure Angles #2

In this angles worksheet, students classify and measure 2 given angles. Worksheet is part of a directory, click on line to access worksheets.

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#### Measuring Blocks

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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#### How Do They Measure Up? Measure and Graph

In this measure and graph learning exercise, students use paper clips to measure various lengths shown, then bar graph their results, a total of 4 measurements.

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#### Measures

In this measures worksheet, students view charts of different measurements and then complete word problems. Students complete 6 word problems.

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#### Measuring/Cutting

Students practice basic sewing procedures such as measuring, using cutting board with grid, cutting using rotary cutter, threading sewing machine, and sewing straight line and backstitch. Students then cut fabric into squares to common...

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#### Estimating and Measuring Angles (B)

In this estimating and measuring angles review worksheet, students use their math skills to solve 6 problems that require them to estimate and measure each of the 6 angles.

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#### US (Imperial) Weight & Measures, Basic 4

In this U. S. imperial weights and measure learning exercise, students use their problem solving skills to convert 30 measurements to the indicated units.

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#### Measurements: Inches

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...

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#### Measure the Length of an Object

Which of these tools would work best? As scholars learn about measuring, be sure they know the proper tool for the job. There are three multiple-choice questions here prompting pupils to determine proper tool-measurement pairs. Would...

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#### Measuring Shoes

Shoes step up and provide learners a chance to demonstrate their ability to measure and describe attributes of objects. Young mathematicians measure and record the length of three class members’ shoes. Worksheet could be adapted to any...

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#### If Froot Loops Were a Unit of Measure

In this Froot Loops to the Max worksheet, middle schoolers solve 12 problems relating to Froot Loops being a unit of measurement. First, they determine the measurements for each if 18 Froot Loops equaled 1 foot. Then, they write and...

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#### Describe Measurements Step-by-Step Lesson

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,...

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#### Measure the Length

Practice measurements with your scholars using this word problem. Because the answer is explained at the bottom of the page, this would work best as an all-class warm up. Cover up the answers until after kids have shared responses. They...

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#### Measure the Length Word Problems

As you begin explaining measurement with consistent units, scholars can use this to practice before they are introduced to more complicated systems (i.e. a ruler). They measure five familiar objects against a row of boxes, which serve as...

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#### Measuring Objects with Paperclips Worksheet

How many paperclips high is a fork? How many blocks long is a bottle? Kindergartners demonstrate their understanding of the measurable attributes of objects by responding to four prompts that ask them to determine the length a fork, a...

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#### Measurement

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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#### Units of Measure: Millimeters and Centimeters 5

In this units of measure worksheet, learners convert millimeters to centimeters. Students complete 10 problems where they convert millimeters to centimeters.

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#### Units of Measure: Inches and Feet 10

In this measurement worksheet, students practice conversions with measurement. Students complete ten problems where they convert inches to feet. There is an answer sheet provided.

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#### Units of Measure: Feet and Yards 12

In this measurement instructional activity, students convert feet to yards. Students complete ten problems to improve their understanding of measurement. There is an answer sheet provided.

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#### Use Measurement - Problem-Solving 17.5

For this measurement worksheet, learners read one story problem about fencing a garden plot. Students fill out a problem solving strategy chart to identify the question and facts. Learners solve the problem.

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#### Measures of Central Tendency

In this measure of central tendency worksheet, students respond to 4 short answer questions pertaining to mean, mode, and median.

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#### Arctic Animals: How Do They Measure Up?

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....

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#### Measuring Mass Using Non-Standard Units of Measurement

Students explore mass measurements. In this non-standard unit measurement lesson, students use non-standard units of measurement to find the weight of different objects. They work in small groups and complete a variety of measuring...

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#### Measuring in Inches

Measure lines in inches using the most common tool of measurement: a ruler. Young mathematicians use a ruler to measure various lines. They also learn to round the the nearest quarter when measurements are not precise.

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#### Measuring What Makes Life Worthwhile

Are economic and political leaders prioritizing what we need most? In the business world of facts, figures, and profits, Chip Conley makes a passionate call for inspired employees. Using Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Bhutan's...

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#### Measuring Respiratory Quotient

How do scientists prove tiny living things respire? Young scientists build a respirometer and measure respiration rates in living creatures. By comparing the measurements of both plants and animals, they understand the similarities.