Measuring Length with Informal Units Unit Plan

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Measuring Length with Informal Units Unit Plan

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5 x Lessons | Suitable for Grades: 1 - 2

This Mathematics unit addresses the concept of measuring, comparing and ordering length using informal units.

It consists of 5 lessons of approximately 60 minutes duration.

The sequence of lessons and suggested time frames should be regarded as a guide only; teachers should pace lessons in accordance with the individual learning needs of their class.

An assessment task for monitoring student understanding of the unit objectives is included and will require an additional lesson.

 Overview

Objectives

  • To measure and compare lengths of objects using informal units.
  • To measure, compare and order height using informal units.
  • To apply knowledge and understanding of length to a real-world context.
  • To revise and consolidate the concept of length.

Prior to commencing the unit, create a measurement display in your classroom. Display teaching resources in the classroom that will stimulate the students’ interest and assist in their learning. For examples of teaching resources to display in your classroom, browse the Length collection on the Teach Starter website.

Some of the resources which accompany this unit plan will need to be prepared prior to teaching. For this reason, it is advised that teachers browse through all lessons before commencing the unit.

 Lessons

60 minutes
Lesson 1

Measuring with Dinosaur Footprints

A 60 minute lesson in which students will measure and compare lengths of objects using informal units.

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60 minutes
Lesson 2

Measuring and Comparing Length

A 60 minute lesson in which students will measure and compare lengths of objects using informal units.

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60 minutes
Lesson 3

Measuring, Comparing and Ordering Height

A 60 minute lesson in which students will measure, compare and order height using informal units.

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60 minutes
Lesson 4

Length Investigation - The Longest Finger

A 60 minute lesson in which students will apply knowledge and understanding of length to a real-world context.

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60 minutes
Lesson 5

Revision of Length

A 60 minute lesson in which students will revise and consolidate the concept of length.

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30 minutes
Lesson 6 (Assessment)

Assessment - Measuring Length with Informal Units

A 30 minute assessment in which students will demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of length.

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  Common Core Curriculum alignment

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