# Lesson 1: Measuring with Dinosaur Footprints

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60 minutes | This lesson is suitable for Grades: 1 - 2 | Lesson 1 in Measuring Length with Informal Units Unit Plan A 60 minute lesson in which students will measure and compare lengths of objects using informal units.

#### Common Core State Standards alignment

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.1

Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object....

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.2

Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it wi...

• CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.2.MD.A.2

Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen....

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