Measurement
Standard for Grades 35
Understand
measurable attributes of objects and the units,
systems, and processes of measurement
• understand such attributes as length, area, weight, volume, and size
of angle and select the appropriate type of unit for measuring each attribute;
• understand the need for measuring with standard units and become familiar
with standard units in the customary and metric systems;
• carry out simple unit conversions, such as from centimeters to meters,
within a system of measurement;
• understand that measurements are approximations and how differences in
units affect precision;
Apply
appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to
determine measurements
• develop strategies for estimating the perimeters, areas, and volumes
of irregular shapes;
• select and apply appropriate standard units and tools to measure length,
area, volume, weight, time, temperature, and the size of angles;
• select and use benchmarks to estimate measurements;
Try
these Websites to practice your measuring skills.
Measuring
in Inches and Centimeters

FunBrain will
show you a ruler with a red bar above
it.
Select the answer that states the length
of the red bar.
Practice with metric or customary units.


Customary
Units 
Click
on the Ruler and print it. Then use it
to measure the activities listed below.


Use
a sheet of paper to do the following
activities: Estimate the length of
your right foot.What instrument will
you use to measure your right foot?
Measure your right foot. How will
you label your answer?


How
long is your right foot? How
close is this to your estimate?Are
both of your feet the same size? What
measuring instruments can you use to
determine your answer?


Metric
Units


Drag
the ruler to the line. Measure the length
of the line. Type in the length in centimeters.
Press enter or return.


Practice
Metric Measurement. Print the recording
sheet and see how you do at estimating
lengths.

Measuring
in Pounds and Kilograms

BBC
Animal Weigh In
Do
you know your kilograms from your pounds?
First visit Animal
Weigh In.
Drag
the weights on the empty scales to
match the weight of the animal. Click
on the balance button to check your
answer.


Classroom
Activity
Estimate
what you think an item weighs. Then
weigh it on a set of scales. How close
was your estimate?

Measuring
Temperature in Fahrenheit and Celsius

Classroom
Activity
Print
the worksheet from TLSBooks and
find the temperature inside and out.


Math
is Fun
Drag
the slider on the thermometer at the Math
is Fun site to see a comparison
between the Fahrenheit and Celsius
Scales.

