Kindergarten Measurement Unit | Nonstandard Measurement Guided Math Unit

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K - 1st
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Are your students ready to tackle and explore nonstandard measurement in Kindergarten? Everything you need to teach an engaging Kindergarten measurement unit is included here! Students will explore length, height, weight, and capacity. They will learn to compare each one using key math vocabulary and measure using nonstandard measurement tools.

This Kindergarten measurement unit was developed to be taught whole group but would also work well in a small group setting. The teacher will be guided the students in an I do, We do, You do together, You do model.

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This Kindergarten nonstandard measurement unit includes:

  • Measurement Songs
  • Math Word Wall Cards
  • Mentor Text Suggestions
  • 12 Differentiated Lessons
  • Measurement Worksheets
  • Parent Home Connections (Optional homework)
  • End of Unit Measurement Assessment
  • 5 Math Centers

Each lesson includes:

  • Math Warm Up Activities
  • Whole Group Math Lesson
  • Partner or Small Group Math Activities
  • Independent Practice
  • Home Connection
  • Differentiation Options for Scaffolding or Extending Learning

Kindergarten Measurement Math Centers:

  • Measure Around the Room
  • Balance Scale Comparing
  • Measuring Animals Height
  • Measuring Worms Length
  • Compare and Sort

Kindergarten measurement unit lessons:

  1. Comparing Lengths - shorter and longer
  2. Ordering Objects by Length - shortest and longest
  3. Measuring Length
  4. Measuring Length
  5. Comparing Heights - shorter and taller
  6. Ordering Objects by Height - shortest and tallest
  7. Measuring Heights
  8. Measuring Heights
  9. Comparing Weights - heavier and lighter
  10. Weight
  11. Weight
  12. Capacity


Is this unit included in any bundle? Yes! This Kindergarten measurement unit is included in the Empowering Little Mathematicians Kindergarten Math Curriculum.

Can I use this Kindergarten math unit in my homeschool curriculum? Yes! This Kindergarten nonstandard measurement unit would work well in a homeschool curriculum. The ready-to-go, differentiated lesson plans make it easy to teach.

Are the kindergarten math lesson plans differentiated? Yes! Each lesson includes differentiation options for scaffolding or challenging learning.

What math tools will I need for this kindergarten guided math unit? Suggested math tools include:

  • cubes
  • balance scale(s)
  • containers of different sizes
  • a variety of math manipulatives and school supplies to measure/measure with

Have more questions? Please feel free to reach out to!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
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. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.


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