US Customary & Metric Measurement Unit {Digital & PDF}

Grade Levels
3rd - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
53 core PDF pages; 38 Digital pages
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This unit is designed to help students obtain a better sense of U.S. Customary & Metric Measurement. It begins with activities that help students gain an understanding of how systems of measurement have come about in order that students see these systems as a human construction. Hands-on activities involving linear measure, weight, and capacity follow. Students are also introduced to elapsed time and given lots of practice with this frequently difficult concept. This unit contains directions for eight one hour lessons spanning a week and one half’s time. This unit includes the following:

•Measurement Test (editable)

•Measurement Test – Modified (editable)

•Which line is longer?

•Nonstandard Measuring Assignment

•Balance Scale assignment with Rubric (editable)

•Simple Spring Scale with Rubric (editable)

•How Do You Measure Up? worksheet

•Measurement Flipbook Assignment & Rubric (editable PDF)

•Measurement Presentation Assignment (for Google slides)

•U.S. Units of Length Quiz

•Measuring with a Meter Ruler worksheet with Ten-Centimeter Rules

•The Weight of Things worksheet

•The Capacity of Things worksheet

•Elapsed Time handout

•Elapsed Time Problems with Answers

•Elapsed Time Homework

•Answer Keys for all assignments

•Video links that support the lessons

Along with PDF copies, you will also be given access to links that will allow you to open the unit handouts and rubrics in Google Slides. You can edit these as you like and share the files with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.


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Total Pages
53 core PDF pages; 38 Digital pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; kg, g; lb, oz.; l, ml; hr, min, sec. Within a single system of measurement, express measurements in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Record measurement equivalents in a two-column table. For example, know that 1 ft is 12 times as long as 1 in. Express the length of a 4 ft snake as 48 in. Generate a conversion table for feet and inches listing the number pairs (1, 12), (2, 24), (3, 36),...
Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using standard units of grams (g), kilograms (kg), and liters (l). Add, subtract, multiply, or divide to solve one-step word problems involving masses or volumes that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as a beaker with a measurement scale) to represent the problem.
Tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.


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