Are you looking for the best 2nd grade measurement resources for your classroom? There are so many options, but many feel too easy or too difficult for second grade. Grab the 12 best resources below, including centers, digital activities, worksheets, assessments and so much more!
Start with a Math Unit
To start teaching measurement, you will first need a unit or curriculum that covers all of the common core standards or state standards you are covering. This could be your district curriculum or something you find or create on your own.
If you need something that includes daily lesson plans, warm ups, turn and talks and worksheets, as well as weekly and unit assessments, don’t sleep on the Let’s Do Math: Measurement pack (available digitally and printable).
This 3 week unit has EVERYTHING you need to teach measurement and covers:
- Measuring with non-standard units
- Selecting the correct tool to measure with
- Estimate and measure in inches and centimeters
- Comparing measurements
- Measure and graph on a line plot
- Compare inches and centimeters
Grab this LIFESAVING unit now.
Supplemental 2nd Grade Measurement Worksheets or Activities
If your school already has curriculum, but you need something that is a little more user friendly or to supplement what you already have, these 2nd Grade Measurement Worksheets could be the answer for you.
This 3 week supplemental unit includes a teaching guide, 9 worksheets and a pre and post assessment.
2nd Grade Measurement Math Centers
Once your core curriculum is figured out, it is time to plan your centers.
Measurement is GREAT because it is such a hands on way for students to explore math.
I love print and go easy math centers. My favorite 2nd Grade Math Center pack includes 5 print (optional laminate) and go games:
- Some Buggy Measurements – Measure each bug using inches and centimeters. Record the answer. Graph the results on a bar graph and line plot.
- Just Keep Inching Along – Measure each caterpillar in inches. Record your answer in the table below. Don’t forget to record your units. Then record which caterpillar is longer and by how many inches.
- Stick the Spider to the Web – Estimate how long students think each spider is in both units. Measure each spider in both inches and centimeters. Record the answer in a table.
- Buzzin’ Through Story Problems – Read and solve the measurement story problem. Match the bee to the correct answer then record.
- How Large is that Can? – Help the fly find out how large his trash can is. Measure the height and width in inches. Then, calculate to find out the perimeter around the trash can.
These fun 2nd grade measurement centers also include supplemental worksheets and assessments that you can use with your 2nd graders.
Explore Digital Options for 2nd Grade Measurement
If your students only need extra help on a few topics, or you are looking for a no prep way to add to students learning, be sure to check out these 2nd grade measurement activities available on either Google Slides or Boom Learning (learn more about BOOM learning here).
Ruler, Yardstick, Tape Measurer (Boom & Google)
Help students determine which measurement tool is best to measure an object with these fun interactive slides. Students will look at the object that needs to be measured and then select if a rule, yard stick or tape measurer would be the most appropriate tool to measure.
Inches vs Centimeters (Boom & Google)
Using a digital ruler, students will look at an object and determine if an object is a certain number of inches or centimeters long.
Word Problems (Boom & Google)
Measurement word problems can be tricky. Have students practice solving these problems digitally with these 30 word problems. Students will then select the correct answer from 3 multiple choice options.
Estimation (Boom & Google)
Estimation can be difficult for students to grasp. Have students look at an object then determine how many units long the object is in either centimeters, feet or inches.
Comparing Length (Boom & Google)
Comparing length can be a headache for students. Reinforce this important skill with these 30 fun boom cards where students will measure 2 objects, then subtract to find out which object is longer and by how much.