These worksheets are designed to introduce a story about measurement and the concept of nonstandard measurement. A great story to read is Measuring Penny by Loreen Leed. The character Lisa measures her dog Penny with dog bones.
In this activity students will compare two objects or events, using direct comparisons or nonstandard units of measure according to one or more of the following attributes: length (shorter, longer), height (taller, shorter). Examples of nonstandard units include: foot length, hand span, new pencil, paper clip, unifix cubes, and blocks. You will use paper dog biscuits similar to Lisa.
Included are: dog biscuits to use individually or like a ruler (1 page),
worksheet to make dog bone prediction (1 page),
measuring worksheet: what’s . . . dog bones long (2 pages),
ordering object from shortest to longest and longest to shortest (2 pages),
what do I really see on a ruler (1 page),
name the inch mark (1 page),
ruler cut-n-paste label the fractional parts of an inch (1 page),
foldable nonstandard measurement and ruler (3 pages)
vocabulary matching cards (2 pages),
vocabulary cards (1 page).
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Nonstandard Measurment and Understanding a Ruler
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