Measurement is fun to learn especially if it is learned in a hands-on way.
Introduce Measuring Units and Tools
To introduce measurement, show your children different types of measuring tools. For example, show them rulers (pointing out both inches and centimeters), yard (or meter) sticks, and measuring tapes. Point out the different units of measurement (inches, feet, yards) that can be used with each tool. Then discuss when you might use the different units of measurements and tools. For example, a measuring tape (sewing tape) can be used to measure something that is round. Millimeters can be used to measure the length of the tip of a pencil. Keep discussing until you can see that your children understand the different units of measurement and measuring tools.
Explore your world with different Measuring Units and Tools
Have your children find different objects in the room, house, classroom, or outside that they can measure. Have them decide what measuring tool and unit they should use. You can use the sheet below. Have them explain why they chose what they did. When children can thoroughly explain a concept and what they are doing, it shows that they truly understand and are learning.
You can also choose to use one of the sheets below to get them started. They can be done independently or with a partner.
Fun With Measurement At School
Fun With Measurement At Home
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