Need the perfect, ready-to-go using a ruler to measure inches and centimeters measurement activities? Grab these using a ruler to measure inches and centimeters measurement activities for your 1st or 2nd grade students, including: an inches and centimeters lesson plan, warm up, turn & talk, instructional video, anchor charts, learning target, and practice worksheet.
This includes ONE measurement activity that is a part of a bigger Measurement Math Unit Bundle!
Inches and Centimeters Measurement Skills Covered:
- Students will practice using a ruler to measure inches and centimeters
- Students will discuss WHEN to measure in inches vs when it is better to measure in centimeters
- Printable (color & black and white)
- Google Slides
- TpT Easel
What’s Inside the Inches and Centimeters Measurement Activities
- Lesson Plan
- Learning Target
- Anchor Chart
- Instructional Video (covers the anchor charts, warm up and turn and talk)
- Warm Up Activity
- Turn & Talk Activity
- 2 Double Sided Worksheets
- Answer Key
- Link to Google Slides
How Long Will the Using a Ruler for Inches and Centimeters Measurement Activities Take?
These estimating and measuring in centimeters activities are designed to fill one lesson period. They will take anywhere from 25-90 minutes.
What standards are covered in the Using a Ruler for Inches and Centimeters Measurement Activities?
- 2.MD.A.2: Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
- 2.MD.A.5: Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.
- 2.MD.A.1: Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
- 2.MD.A.2: Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.
When to Use the Inches and Centimeters Measurement Activities:
- Math Block – Whole Group or Small Group
- Homeschool Environment
- Guest Teachers
- Substitute Teachers
- Student Teachers
- Special Education Environments
Need more measurement lessons?
This lesson is part of a bigger unit – 2nd Grade Measurement Unit – which includes 15 days worth of lessons, assessments and more.
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