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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 with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.

 
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Mice Measurement

1st Grade Math » Unit: Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards
1st Grade Math » Unit: Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Watch out for that mouse! Students practice nonstandard measurement by measuring colorful mouse tails, and then putting them in order from shortest to longest or longest to shortest.

 
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The Fishing Trip

1st Grade Math » Unit: Non Standard Measuring
1st Grade Math » Unit: Non Standard Measuring
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What good fishing trip isn't without a good story or two? Today the students will solve comparison story problems involving different lengths of fish.

 
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What's in a Name?

1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students love to work with each other's names! In this lesson, students put their names in order from shortest to longest. Then students practice putting sight words in length order.

 
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STEM & Light - Day 1

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 2: Light Waves
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Can you solve problems? Let's research how light energy can help us to communicate with others!

 
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Making a Robot: Measurement Project

1st Grade Math » Unit: Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards
1st Grade Math » Unit: Time is Money: Hitting all the MD Standards
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Do your kids love doing the robot dance move?! Get them excited about measurement with dancing and a culminating project that is sure to enhance their understanding of nonstandard measurement.

 
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Make a Nonstandard Measuring Tool

1st Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Time
1st Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Time
Lisa Murdock
Lakeland, FL
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Measure up! In this lesson, students make and use a nonstandard measuring tool to measure classroom objects.

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Use a Non-standard Unit to Measure

1st Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Time
1st Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Time
Lisa Murdock
Lakeland, FL
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson students will use color tiles to measure classroom objects.

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Using Different Units to Measure Day 2

1st Grade Math » Unit: Non Standard Measuring
1st Grade Math » Unit: Non Standard Measuring
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students continue to measure floor strips with a choice of three different units.

 
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Unit Assessment

1st Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Time
1st Grade Math » Unit: Measurement and Time
Lisa Murdock
Lakeland, FL
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Unit Assessment. I use this as a unit assessment for measurement and time.

 
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Let's Take a Trip to Our Moon

1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
1st Grade Science » Unit: Unit 3: Celetial Patterns: The Sun, The Moon and Stars
Michele Beitel
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

When you look at the sky, what do you see? Let's take a close-up look at our very own moon!

 
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Fisherman's Journal: Understanding Measurement

1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students explain how to measure fish in this rigorous introduction to measuring length!

 
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Scoop and Order, Day 1 of 2

1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students create cube trains in this fun kitchen-inspired lesson! Students work with partners to order 3 cube trains from longest to shortest.

 
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Different Unit, Same Length

1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

This lesson doubles as an extension in first grade and as an introduction to 2nd grade measurement. Students notice how different units affect their measurements.

 
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Measuring With Student Steps

1st Grade Math » Unit: Non Standard Measuring
1st Grade Math » Unit: Non Standard Measuring
Thomas Young
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Bill Murray called it "Baby Stepping" but today we will be student stepping. The students will measure 8 different lines using their own feet!

 
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Classroom Comparisons

1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
1st Grade Math » Unit: Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Amanda Cole
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students use a single object to compare other lengths in this school supply lesson.

 
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