This exciting unit, featuring the storytime classic, Jack and the Beanstalk, is a great way for you to teach nonstandard measurement skills! It includes engaging activities, hands-on manipulatives, a chant, games, an interactive reader, and more!
This unit contains the following teaching tools and activities for nonstandard measurement:
Build that Beanstalk
Build a Bean Ruler
Measure It Chant
Measure the Room
Paper Bean Rulers
This unit addresses these common core standards for kindergarten and first grade:
K.MD.1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
K.MD.2 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.
1.MD.1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
1.MD.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 with no gaps or overlaps.