Measuring - Grade 2 is a complete unit with lessons and exercises dealing with measuring length and weight. These are complete worksheets that include direct instructions for the student AND ample practice problems (including word problems). Great for independent practice/homework!
The student measures and estimates length in inches and half-inches, and learns to measure to the nearest half-inch or to the nearest centimeter. The bigger units—feet, miles, meters, and kilometers—are introduced, but in this grade level the students do not yet study conversions between the units.
The lessons on measuring weight have several activities to do using a bathroom scales. The goal is to let students become familiar with pounds and kilograms, and have an idea of how many pounds or kilograms some common things weigh.
When it comes to measuring, experience is the best teacher. So, encourage your students to use measuring tools (such as a measuring tape, ruler, and scales), and to “play” with them. In this way, the various measuring units start to become a normal part of their life, and will never be forgotten.
You can print this whole unit and make it into a workbook to fully teach these topics. You could use this for supplementing or replacing your math curriculum.
Answer key is included.