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 | This unit is 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.

 Lessons

Lesson 1 60 minutes

Measuring with Dinosaur Footprints

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

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Lesson 2 60 minutes

Measuring and Comparing Length

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

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Lesson 3 60 minutes

Measuring, Comparing and Ordering Height

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

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Lesson 4 60 minutes

Length Investigation - The Longest Finger

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

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Lesson 5 60 minutes

Revision of Length

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

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Lesson 6 (Assessment) 30 minutes

Assessment - Measuring Length with Informal Units

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

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Common Core State Standards alignment


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