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Pumpkin Play Dough!
Pumpkin Play Dough!
Activity
Pumpkin Play Dough!
What’s the best part of fall? Pumpkins! Use this easy recipe to help your child make some delicious smelling pumpkin play dough. They can use their math skills to measure and mix and then have hours of fun playing!
Kindergarten
Math
Activity
Get Ready for First Grade
Get Ready for First Grade
Workbook
Get Ready for First Grade
This summer-themed workbook guides students in practicing the essential skills they’ll need to know as they enter first grade, from word study and math to reading and writing.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Lesson Plan
Comparing Bigger and Smaller
Kindergarteners love talking about how big they are! Help them develop a stronger understanding of big and small in this engaging measurement lesson.
Kindergarten
Math
Lesson Plan
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Workbook
Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3
Help learners gear up for a new year with this Fifth Grade Fall Review Packet - Week 3, complete with 5 days of activities in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Metric Length Measurement: Word Problems
Metric Length Measurement: Word Problems
Worksheet
Metric Length Measurement: Word Problems
Familiarize yourself with the metric system! Convert units of measurement in this series of word problems.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Lesson Plan
Converting Metric Measurement in Word Problems
Students will learn to convert metric units by applying concepts in word problems. Exercises and worksheets incorporate length (meters), and optional practice offers more instructions on mass (grams) and volume (liters).
4th grade
Math
Lesson Plan
Pumpkin Investigation Guidelines
Pumpkin Investigation Guidelines
Worksheet
Pumpkin Investigation Guidelines
Designed to accompany the Pumpkin Investigation activity, kids will use these pumpkin investigation guidelines to predict and record information about their own pumpkin, such as how much it weighs, how far it will roll, how many seeds it has, and more!
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Ordering Lengths and Heights
Ordering Lengths and Heights
Game
Ordering Lengths and Heights
Learn lengths with some wild and crazy shapes in this sorting game that sorts by length and height.
2nd grade
Math
Game
Measurement Mania: Centimeters & Inches
Measurement Mania: Centimeters & Inches
Worksheet
Measurement Mania: Centimeters & Inches
Teach your second grader how to use a ruler by measuring pencils in centimeters and inches.
2nd grade
Math
Worksheet
Volume and Word Problems
Volume and Word Problems
Worksheet
Volume and Word Problems
Find the volume for each of five word problems.
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
For Good Measure
For Good Measure
Workbook
For Good Measure
This workbook deals with more advanced forms of measurement, including pre-geometry concepts like perimeter and area, and data skills like graphing and charting.
3rd grade
Math
Workbook
Measurement and Data 3
Measurement and Data 3
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 3
Comparison is one of the most crucial math skills second graders learn, because it can be applied to so many other disciplines across the elementary school curriculum. In this measurement and data lesson, kids will work on object comparison and graphing. The exercises ask kids to list objects in size order, estimate length, note differences in length, and make bar graphs.
2nd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 1
Measurement and Data 1
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 1
This introduction to measurement offers guided lessons in measurement vocabulary, including more, less, small, big, short, tall, empty, full, light, and heavy. Kids will learn how to use objects, such as hands or paper clips, to measure something. They will also learn to measure two people or objects, and compare them with a third person or object. These exercises build preschoolers' foundational understanding of measurement and data.
Preschool
Math
Guided Lesson
Measurement 1
Measurement 1
Guided Lesson
Measurement 1
This guided lesson takes kids on an exploration of the world of measurement, from weight to volume to recording data. Commonly, third graders have a difficult time applying math skills to real-world problems, but this lesson, designed by our curriculum experts, will help provide important context for measurement skills. For even more printable practice, consider downloading and printing the recommended measurement worksheets.
3rd grade
Math
Guided Lesson
World Tour: Measurement
World Tour: Measurement
Game
World Tour: Measurement
Help out with the Twigs World Tour, and practice measuring with different units from both metric and standard systems.
3rd grade
Math
Game
Liquid Measurement
Liquid Measurement
Worksheet
Liquid Measurement
Help your child learn the basics of liquid measurement with this worksheet, and then he can try helping out in the kitchen for a hands-on lesson!
5th grade
Math
Worksheet
Gram I Am
Gram I Am
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Rounding and Estimation
Rounding and Estimation
Workbook
Rounding and Estimation
Learn to lasso numbers with an estimation round-up! Rounding and estimation are tools that can help kids add or subtract large sums quickly. And it's a skill that they can use in everyday activities.
2nd grade
Math
Workbook
Polygon Perimeter Word Problems
Polygon Perimeter Word Problems
Worksheet
Polygon Perimeter Word Problems
In this worksheet, students will follow four steps to find the perimeter of polygons in word problems.
4th grade
Math
Worksheet
Jack and the Beanstalk Fun Pack
Jack and the Beanstalk Fun Pack
Workbook
Jack and the Beanstalk Fun Pack
This workbook tells the story of Jack and the Beanstalk. Read, count and measure along with Jack!
1st grade
Math
Workbook
Measurement and Data 4
Measurement and Data 4
Guided Lesson
Measurement and Data 4
Representing data on graphs makes math visual and involves some creativity and design. Plotting data using fractional units takes their learning one step further. Also in this unit, students learn to measure using both traditional units (like inches, feet and yards) and metric units, and how to convert measurements within each system. The concept of measurement gets two dimensional when students explore measuring and working with angles.
4th grade
Math
Guided Lesson
Divide Them Up
Divide Them Up
Workbook
Divide Them Up
This workbook gets kids ready to be expert dividers, challenging them with whole-number quotients, remainders and mathematical word problems.
4th grade
Math
Workbook
Living and Non-Living Things: Math on the Farm
Living and Non-Living Things: Math on the Farm
Workbook
Living and Non-Living Things: Math on the Farm
A farm is full of life! This math workbook features colorful farm scenes with exercises to help kids identify living creatures and practice their counting to develop math and categorization skills.
Kindergarten
Math
Workbook
Meters Everywhere!
Meters Everywhere!
Lesson Plan
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
Lesson Plan
Data and Graphing
Data and Graphing
Workbook
Data and Graphing
Become a master of analysis! In this series, kids practice collecting, creating and plotting data on graphs. Then they'll practice reading graphs, making predictions, and comparing data.
3rd grade
Math
Workbook

Measurement Resources

Human beings have a need to measure everything in this world, even the things the eye can’t see. From atoms to rocks to cups of water to planets and everything in between, we want a number that shows the size or amount of something. With our resources, teach your child all about standard measurements, and watch their curiosity grow about how much the world around them contains.

Measurement Basics

We measure just about anything, but the most common measurements are length, area, volume, mass and time. The examples below are from the U.S. Standard of Measurement.
  • Length tells us how long something is, and generally measured in inches, feet, yards and miles.
  • Area tells us the size of the surface, and is generally measured in square inch, square foot, square yard, and acre.
  • Volume tells us the capacity of something, and is generally measured in fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts and gallons
  • Mass/weight tells us how heavy something is, and is generally measured in ounces, pounds and tons.
  • Temperature tells us how hot or cold something is, and is generally measured in Fahrenheit.
  • Time is generally measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months and years.
U.S. Standard of Measurement vs. Metric System
The United States uses one type of measurement called the U.S. Standard of Measurement while the most of the world uses the Metric System.
Some common Metric System measurements include grams, meters, hectares and Celsius. The Metric System also adds prefixes to measurements to make something larger or smaller. For example, a terabyte is bigger than a megabyte, while a nanometer is smaller than a centimeter.

Students are taught both U.S. Standard of Measurement and the Metric System, but most importantly, they are taught how to convert from one system to another; for example, converting kilometers to miles or gallons to liters.

Measuring things around you is a fun way to get to know the world, whether you’re measuring something small or something big. There is a scale for just about everything, and our worksheets and exercises will help your child learn all about them.