Inches, Feet, Yards

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Our Inches, Feet, Yards Lesson Plan further develops measuring skills as students identify, measure and compare the length of objects using inches, feet, and yards, including half and quarter inches.  With an interactive activity, students practice through meaningful game play with manipulatives.  Generalize the learned concepts by weighing each student and converting their weight into ounces.

Inches, Feet, Yards Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Inches, Feet, and Yards.
  • Hands on homework activities giving students practice on determining how to measure, identify, and compare the length of different objects.
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 2-4 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Our Inches, Feet, Yards Lesson Plan further develops measuring skills as students identify, measure and compare the length of objects using inches, feet, and yards, including half and quarter inches.  With an interactive activity, students practice through meaningful game play with manipulatives.  Generalize the learned concepts by weighing each student and converting their weight into ounces.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction

  1. Ask students: How do you know the size of shoes you need? How do carpenters build houses correctly? How does a GPS know the distance from your home to another location?
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Introduce measuring in inches, feet, yards, and miles.
  3. Distribute Inches, Feet, and Yards content pages. Read and review the information with the students. Use extra examples to help students understand the conversion of inches, feet, etc. Save the final question for lesson closing.
  4. Carefully explain how the remainders are turned into inches or feet, and 12 inches change to one foot, and 3 feet to one yard, etc. Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity pages. Read and review the instructions. Carefully explain the samples and the calculation of the “New Total”. Pair students. Distribute scissors. (Decide if each student cuts apart two copies of the lengths, or use one set of lengths for each pair.)
  6. Give students sufficient time to play the game.
  7. When completed, randomly check and review some of the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute Practice page and a ruler. Check and review the students’ responses.
  9. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses allowing students to share their heights, room size, etc.
  10. In closing, ask: What are some of the things you have had to measure in the past? Why?
  11. Allow for responses and discussion. Some students may need to be prompted. Measuring involves the purchase of clothing, shoes, organizing things at home, books on a shelf, storing DVDs, etc.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.1, CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.4, CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.B.4, CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.A.1

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least 2 class sessions

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade

Subject

Math

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Helpful information in a fun format (and not too long!)

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