Kids love measurement! They love comparing and finding the longest, the shortest, the in-between. And, measurement is the perfect way to have your kids apply the computation skills and strategies that you’ve taught!
I love teaching measurement. It’s so hands-on and, well, that just makes it more fun. Student explorations quickly lead to many “Aha!” moments of discovery. One of my favorite parts of teaching math!
⭐ Experiences Measuring with Non-Standard Units
Making sure your students have many experiences measuring with non-standard units is extremely important. Those experiences will help students understand the measurement of space. They will anchor the thinking behind beginning the measurement of an object at zero.
When students measure with color tiles, blocks, teddy bear counters, and other manipulatives, they are placing the units as they measure. They do not count “1” until the unit that occupies the space is placed – Perfect for developing understanding!
⭐ Head on over to my blog post all about teaching measurement to young learners.
You’ll find great ideas and tips, plus a super cute free measurement game. Your kids will be measuring and comparing everything in your classroom (and maybe outside, too!) to caterpillars and bees.
For a Free Measurement Game plus details, tips, and ideas for easy, time-saving measurement lessons, check out this post!
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