Jack and the Beanstalk {A Nonstandard Measurement Unit for Common Core}

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K - 2nd
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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:

Giant Comparisons
Measurement War
Measurement Memory
Build that Beanstalk
Build a Bean Ruler
Measure It Chant
Measure the Room
Comparing Tools
Interactive Reader
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.
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