We often want to understand more about world around us. One way we do this is to understand how much we have of something. It may be how many eggs we have in our refrigerator, or it may be how old we are. Anytime we use numbers to tell us the size or amount of something this called measurement. The five most common measures that you will come across are for length, time, weight, capacity, and we love to talk about temperature and awful lot. We will discuss the different systems of measurement that are used throughout the world in this section. As you can see below, we have an endless supply of measurement worksheets that can help you learn how to use all types of measures properly.
- Above and Below, Left and Right - Being able to communicate position to other people is an important skill.
- Above and Below - We focus on the ups and downs.
- Accuracy and Measurement - How close to the truth are you.
- Adding Angles of Measure - This will help you better understand a series of angle measures.
- Area and Perimeter Word Problems - These are very helpful skills for people in construction.
- Big and Small - Compare relative sizes.
- Choosing Appropriate Units in Formulas - We start to introduce students to units.
- Classifying Objects into Groups - This is the first step towards being able to sort objects.
- Comparing Measures (Length and Weight) - Being able to gauge the size and mass of objects.
- Converting Measures of Length - We transfer measures of length between many different units.
- Converting Standard Sized Units of Measurement - We change units for all types of measures.
- Converting Units of Capacity Problems - We measure how much something can hold.
- Cubic Volume: Multiplication Relationships - The old side times side times side.
- Describing Measurements - We learn how to make better observations.
- Estimating Units of Length - We do this all the time. You would not believe how much time is saved by doing this.
- Estimating Weight - This is important when we ship anything.
- Find the Biggest Object - Choose between all that you are presented with.
- Following Sentence Based Directions - While this may not seem like a measurement topic, it is critical to measuring just about anything.
- Front and Behind - Relative positions that are often overlooked.
- Making Data Charts and Line Plots From Word Problems - We learn how to extract data from story problems and share that data with others.
- How Tall Is It? - We work on relative height.
- Inside, Outside and Between - Really important concepts in positioning and communicating the position of an object to someone else.
- Indirect Length Word Problems - This helps us understand how to find measures we do not have direct access to.
- Introduction to the Metric System - What are the units and how do we match them with measures?
- Length Word Problems - The important thing to pay attention to here is what operations are required for you to solve them.
- Length Word Problems In Units - The focus here is on the units of measure used.
- Long and Short - A look at relative length or distance.
- Match the Same Number of Different Objects - These worksheets help with group observation skills.
- Matching Items and Numbers - Learn to count several batches of items.
- Matching Numbers and Groups of Objects - This is the first set of group comparison skills.
- Matching Pairs - We are looking all over for two of a kind.
- Measure Angles with a Protractor - Learn to use a protractor in a hands-on manner.
- Measurement Distance, Time, Liquid Volume Word Problems - A wide array of problem types for you to breakdown.
- Measurement Tools and Measuring Length - What tool does what?
- Measurements in Fractions of a Unit - Fractional units of measure are the focus here.
- Measures of Length Word Problems - How do we find that missing length of measure?
- Measuring Length in Meters - We key in one the fundamental unit of distance in the metric system.
- Measuring Liquid Volume - We use a variety of equipment to measure liquid.
- Measuring Liquid Volume (with Graduated Cylinders) - The graduated cylinder has a sticky side, that is why bubbles tend to form.
- Measuring Volume with Unit Cubes - This helps teach us how to use a legend and key that are commonplace on maps.
- Metric Capacity - How much can it hold?
- Metric Mass - It all works off of the gram.
- Metric Measurement Word Problems - You use of the proper units of measure are key here.
- Metric Unit Conversion - It is all about the prefix.
- Metric Units of Length - Again, it all starts and comes back to meters.
- Metric Units of Volume - How much space do these things take up?
- Number Lines and Whole Numbers - A great way to show pieces of numbers.
- Operations With Units of Measure Worksheets - Maintain consistency in your units.
- Quantities and Descriptive Modeling - This helps us make projections and get the data.
- Recognize Angles as Geometric Shapes - They usually form triangles, but as you will see that is not always true.
- Recognizing Same Size - This leads us to the concept of congruency.
- Relative Sizes of Measurement Units - This gives you a solid comparison of the values of units.
- Same and Different - The most basic type of comparison you can make.
- Spot All The Differences - These are fun and can also be found in puzzle books.
- The Volume of Solid Figures - We look at the volume in many types of geometric figures.
- Units of Volume - What are the common unit attributed to volume?
- Volumes of Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres - Lots of equations for you to learn here.
- Who Weighs More or Less - Observational quick mass comparisons.
- What Doesn't Belong? - Look for something that sticks out to you.
Tips for Teaching Measurement
We all use measurement in our daily lives. Whether it is measuring teaspoons when cooking food or estimating distance you covered while driving. Measurement is the necessary skill with its application in all the professions and even in our routines.
Since measurements are necessary for all walks of life, it is crucial that kids learn this skill at an early age. There are many ways through which kids can hone their measuring skills; below, we have discussed some of the creative tips.
Non-standard Objects - The first thing that kids encounter related to measurement is rulers. But rulers might be an abstract concept for the kids, as they are not familiar with inches and centimeters. Encourage children to use their hands, feet, or manipulatives like tiles and buttons.
Scavenger Hunts - A scavenger hunt can help children measurement quickly and assist you in knowing your child’s ability. It involves creating cards of different measurements and ask your child to find it out. Ask your child to find the object that matches that measurement. In this way, your child will be able to hone his cognitive skills and enjoy his measurement lessons.
Sorting Our Measurements - We usually use three kinds of measurements: weights, lengths, and capacity. It might be difficult for kids to differentiate between them. One way to help them differentiate this is to make them do a sort. Create a worksheet and ask kids to sort out different measurement s in the right category.
The elementary grade levels are pounded with these skills in the core curriculum. It makes a great deal of sense for the real world. We cover both the metric and U.S. Standards of measure. We would highly recommend that you cover proportions and ratios in great detail before working on converting units of measure with students. We cover the use of tools and guides with measurement as well.