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Calculating Volume Using the Formula (L x W x H)
Calculating Volume Using the Formula (L x W x H)
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Calculating Volume Using the Formula (L x W x H)
Students will begin to calculate volume of different rectangular prisms using base ten cubes and then transition to using the formula V = L x W x H. Students will then practice using the legendary fifth grade activity, Cootie Catchers.
5th grade
Math
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Which Unit of Measurement?
Which Unit of Measurement?
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Which Unit of Measurement?
Get your students explaining estimations and measurements of liquid volumes and masses of objects! Use this lesson independently or alongside *Estimating Measurements of Mass and Volume Using Metric Units.*
3rd grade
Math
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Order Up!
Order Up!
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Order Up!
It’s time to get measuring! In this lesson students determine the lengths of different towers and then put them in order from shortest to longest.
1st grade
Math
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Let's Choose Less
Let's Choose Less
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Let's Choose Less
More or less? In this hands-on lesson, your students hone important fine motor skills and learn how to compare quantities.
Preschool
Math
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Meters Everywhere!
Meters Everywhere!
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Meters Everywhere!
It’s time to explore meters! In this lesson, students dive into measuring using meters, learning how to use meter sticks and estimate length in meters.
2nd grade
Math
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Inches, All Around!
Inches, All Around!
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Inches, All Around!
Look out! Measurement is all around us! In this lesson, students will learn about measuring tools and how to use them. Students will work cooperatively on a fun measurement hunt, exploring and applying concepts of measurement using inches.
2nd grade
Math
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Measuring Feet…in Feet!
Measuring Feet…in Feet!
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Measuring Feet…in Feet!
How big is a foot? Students find out to explore how to measure in feet by comparing their own feet to rulers. Then they set off to measure the length and width of the classroom!
2nd grade
Math
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A Liter Please
A Liter Please
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A Liter Please
This lesson introduces students to measuring and estimating liquid volume, using liters (l) as the standard unit of measurement.
3rd grade
Math
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Measurement Tools
Measurement Tools
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Measurement Tools
Introduce students to measurement tools with this fun hands-on activity. Students will get plenty of practice comparing length and weight as well. Use this scaffolded EL lesson plan alone or with **How Big is It?**.
1st grade
Math
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Can you compare?
Can you compare?
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Can you compare?
In this fun hands-on lesson, students will get introduced to comparing heavy and light objects. This can be used as a stand alone lesson or pre-lesson for the **Heavier or Lighter** lesson plan.
Kindergarten
Math
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Area Arrangements
Area Arrangements
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Area Arrangements
Students will use the inverse relationship between multiplication and division to complete an area formula in a real-world situation. Use this lesson on its own or as support for the lesson The Case of the Missing Rectangle Side.
4th grade
Math
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Gram I Am
Gram I Am
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Gram I Am
How do your students measure up when it comes to metrics? This lesson introduces young mathematicians to grams and kilograms and allows them to explore the units' real world applications.
3rd grade
Math
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Insect Graphing
Insect Graphing
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Insect Graphing
In this lesson, each student will create a unique insect graph! Discuss how many insects are on each line and which lines have the most, least, or equal amounts.
Preschool
Math
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
Making Measurements for Line Plots
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Making Measurements for Line Plots
In this hands-on lesson, your students will get to sharpen their measuring skills as they measure lengths of items in your classroom to the nearest quarter inch. They'll get to then use their data to create line plots.
3rd grade
Math
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Is It Tall or Short?
Is It Tall or Short?
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Is It Tall or Short?
Students will love this engaging lesson plan that incorporates movement, stories, and building to learn all about comparing height! It can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the Comparing Tall and Short lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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Measuring Is So Much Fun!
Measuring Is So Much Fun!
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Measuring Is So Much Fun!
In this active lesson, your students will love learning how to use a ruler as they go on a measurement scavenger hunt in the classroom! It can be used as a stand-alone or support lesson for the Wonderful World of Worms lesson plan.
Preschool
Math
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My Favorite Weather
My Favorite Weather
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My Favorite Weather
What's your favorite weather? In this lesson, students learn about different kinds of weather and share their favorites. Students then work together to determine which was the class's most and least popular weather.
Preschool
Math
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Wonderful World of Worms
Wonderful World of Worms
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Wonderful World of Worms
Squirm with worms! In this interactive lesson, students will work with live worms to learn about measurement and living things.
Preschool
Math
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Finding More
Finding More
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Finding More
Using an engaging read-aloud, your students will learn all about the concept of comparison in math!
Preschool
Math
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Comparing the World
Comparing the World
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Comparing the World
This lesson challenges kindergartners to find objects in their lives to measure and compare. Get ready to hear measurement concepts come to life!
Kindergarten
Math
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Volume as Additive: Create a Hamster Mansion
Volume as Additive: Create a Hamster Mansion
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Volume as Additive: Create a Hamster Mansion
Students will practice calculating volume as an additive property by making mock hamster mansions from boxes. Groups will calculate the volume of living space that they designed for their hamster in cm³ and document their work.
5th grade
Math
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Measuring Popsicles!
Measuring Popsicles!
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Measuring Popsicles!
Teach your students the early concepts of measuring with a ruler and comparing lengths with this hands-on lesson. Students use popsicle sticks to measure magazine cutouts using comparative adjectives such as big, bigger, and biggest.
1st grade
Math
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Pumpkin Math and Science
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Pumpkin Math and Science
Looking closely at pumpkins is a good way to incorporate math, specifically estimation and counting. This lesson can be messy and requires some clean up, but kids love it!
1st grade
Math
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Determining Relative Size: Measure Up!
Determining Relative Size: Measure Up!
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Determining Relative Size: Measure Up!
The world is their measuring stick! In this lesson, students will practice measuring objects using the world around them for units of measurement.
1st grade
Math
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Measuring Furniture
Measuring Furniture
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Measuring Furniture
How big is the furniture in your classroom? Get ready to find out! In this lesson, students dive into measuring with yardsticks.
2nd grade
Math
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Measurement Lesson Plans

Education.com has lesson plans that make math real for students! Use our measurement lesson plans to help students apply mathematical skills to real life situations, whether that be measuring the amount of flour for baking cookies or math problems that ask to measure the volume of a cylinder. These lesson plans will no doubt help your students become measurement wizards in no time.