Measurement: Estimating Lengths2nd Grade • Half Day Lesson Plan
Subject: Math, Measurement and Data
Type: Half Day Lesson Plan
Skills: Measurement and Data: Measurement, Estimate Lengths Using Units of Inches, Feet, Centimeters, and Meters
File Type: PDF Document
Materials Needed: pencils and markers, measurement tools: meter sticks and rulers, large paper to make a poster, items to measure: thin book, crayons, markers, notebooks, scissors, erasers, paperclips, dice, paper, and a document camera or whiteboard
Printable Resources: Required Printable Resources: “Estimating Length” (1 copy per student) (1 copy for demonstration), “Seek and Find Measurement” (1 copy per student) (1 copy for demonstration) Optional Printable Student Resources: “Exit Slips” (as an optional assessment component) (1 copy per student), “Printable Student Rulers” (4 printable rulers per page)
Lesson Plan Description
This half day lesson plan is broken down into 2 separate segments (60 minutes each) addressing Measurement and Data: Estimating Lengths (2.MD.3). These lessons include: key measurement vocabulary, guided and independent practice of concepts, and an activity to reinforce the concept of estimating lengths.
- Segment 1: students will estimate length of objects in inches, feet, centimeters, meters, measure actual lengths of objects, and brainstorm objects that are about a centimeter, inch, foot, and meter.
- Segment 2: students will read clues and then locate the correct objects to estimate the length of and measure the actual length.
These lessons can be taught over the span of a half day or you can use the lessons independently, broken up over several days.