A set of templates to use when measuring with informal units.
Use this teaching resource when exploring the concept of measuring length using informal units.
Students will make an estimate of how long a pictorial model is in ‘paper clips’. Then they will measure to get their actual length.
This makes a great math center activity!
Common Core Curriculum alignment
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/sho...
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...
Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number ...
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