TeachersFirst's Measurement Resources
This curated collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students learn measurement and to plan projects and classroom activities so to reinforce concepts of both standard and metric measurement. Be sure to include some measurement activities during special sporting events such as the Olympics, World Series, or Super Bowl to give special relevance to your measurement “units”!
View our entire collection of resources related to measurement.
GradesK to 3
tag(s): animal homes (60), animals (269), engineering (108), geometric shapes (143), main idea (8), measurement (142), numbers (138), patterns (68), phonics (36), preK (233), reading comprehension (119), STEM (214)
In the ClassroomEnjoy these free, high-quality STEM units to use in your elementary classroom. As you teach lessons found on this site, enhance learning using a portfolio-creation tool like Seesaw, reviewed here, to share student work and reflections. Upload images of student projects then use Seesaw to add video reflections, students' written responses, and more. Share Seesaw portfolios with parents during parent/teacher conferences to demonstrate student learning. If you are unable to use the complete units in your classroom, be sure to look through the many lessons to "mine" for shorter activities that work in your teaching situation.
GradesK to 12
tag(s): addition (144), coding (75), decimals (105), division (109), equations (132), fractions (187), functions (59), game based learning (160), geometric shapes (143), logic (177), measurement (142), multiplication (137), operations (94), probability (105), problem solving (232), pythagorean theorem (24), ratios (56), square roots (17), statistics (112), subtraction (127)
In the ClassroomPolyup is perfect for use in math classrooms in a variety of ways. Become acquainted with the free lesson plans to incorporate Polyup activities based on specific math skills. Encourage problem-solving and math exploration by including a link to Polyup on classroom computers. Instead of assigning a worksheet or other math activity for homework, ask students to spend time exploring Polyup at home. Extend and assess student learning by using FlipGrid, reviewed here, for students to provide a short video reflection on their learning activity. Optional registration allows you or your students to save progress and create your own machines.
Grades6 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark this site to use for reference throughout the year. Use it as a 5-10 minute fill-in when you have a little bit of extra time. Get your interactive whiteboard or projector ready and challenge students to provide numbers to use as a comparison or take the numbers quiz together to learn more about numbers. As a substitute to paper and pencil, have students create explainer videos using Biteable, reviewed here, to demonstrate the power and size of large numbers. To extend student learning and understanding, challenge students to create a web page using Carrd, reviewed here, to share information learned after researching numbers and statistics found on this site and others.
GradesK to 6
tag(s): air (112), architecture (66), careers (132), charts and graphs (166), engineering (108), measurement (142), recycling (46), rockets (11), senses (22), simple machines (20), soil (20), sorting (6), STEM (214), water (107)
In the ClassroomTake advantage of these free lessons and videos to add to your current STEM teaching resources. Ask students to blog about their experiences as a substitution for handwritten journals using a tool like Seesaw, reviewed here. This tool makes blogging easy, even for the youngest students. To enhance learning for students, take pictures of class activities, then have students annotate images using ThingLink, reviewed here. Use ThingLink for students to modify their learning by adding a voice recording of their understanding of science and math concepts learned during lessons.
Grades5 to 8
tag(s): commoncore (84), decimals (105), equations (132), exponents (37), fractions (187), functions (59), geometric shapes (143), mass (22), measurement (142), operations (94), order of operations (31), place value (43), ratios (56), volume (39)
In the ClassroomBookmark and save this site as a resource for math lessons and activities throughout the year. Consider using a collaborative bookmarking tool like SearchTeam, reviewed here, and include Math at the Core with your other math resources to share with fellow educators. SearchTeam offers the ability to collaborate and share bookmarks with others and also add comments. Incorporate lessons from Math at the Core and your own resources into an interactive learning tool like PlayPosit, reviewed here. Personalize your resources using PlayPosit to create lessons with video, questions, polls, and more.
Grades6 to 8
tag(s): data (137), equations (132), exponents (37), factoring (27), factors (32), fractions (187), geometric shapes (143), measurement (142), OER (32), percent (62), probability (105), pythagorean theorem (24), ratios (56), transformations (13), volume (39)
In the ClassroomInclude this site to supplement your current grade 6-8 math curriculum. Use the resources to differentiate instruction for gifted students in lower grades or as remediation for struggling students in older grades. Be sure to take advantage of the family materials providing explanations of math content and strategies for problem-solving. Use the student materials for differentiating instruction or as homework. Have students share their math explanations and strategies with video explanations using a tool like FlipGrid, reviewed here. FlipGrid provides a tool for video responses to a question along with comments from peers. Take student learning a step further and ask them to create and share their own math problems along with suggestions for learning. Use a tool like Sway, reviewed here. Sway is a presentation tool that offers multimedia options including text, video, and images.
Grades3 to 8
tag(s): addition (144), animals (269), climate (80), decimals (105), differentiation (55), division (109), ecosystems (68), energy (144), estimation (36), forces (38), fractions (187), game based learning (160), human body (97), landforms (37), light (46), matter (48), measurement (142), minerals (16), multiplication (137), number lines (35), percent (62), place value (43), plants (141), probability (105), problem solving (232), rocks (39), solar system (102), sound (72), subtraction (127), weather (171)
In the ClassroomExcite your students with the Jams! Share the Jam videos on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Have students sing along and learn more about science and math. Especially younger students will enjoy this feature. Create a link to the site on your classroom website or blog for students to use for review and practice at home. Use the many topics available to differentiate for all students in your classroom. Create learning centers using this site or use it on individual laptops. Print out the quizzes for students to take as an assessment.
GradesK to 6
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tag(s): addition (144), division (109), geometric shapes (143), measurement (142), money (130), multiplication (137), number sense (77), numbers (138), place value (43), preK (233), subtraction (127), time (100), worksheets (64)
In the ClassroomAlthough there is relatively heavy advertising on this site, the many resources make it worth a look. Take advantage of the free worksheets on Math Salamander for use with students needing additional practice, to send home when parents request additional work, or to keep in your substitute folder for quick practice activities. Be sure to share a link on your class page for parents to access at home. Create a link to online interactives on your classroom computers for use as a math center.
GradesK to 5
tag(s): addition (144), classroom management (144), data (137), decimals (105), differentiation (55), division (109), fractions (187), geometric shapes (143), measurement (142), multiplication (137), numbers (138), operations (94), subtraction (127)
In the ClassroomUse Zearn on a projector or an interactive whiteboard to demonstrate specific concepts or use as weekly math centers for student practice. Zearn provides data to target instruction to specific students or concepts needing additional reinforcement. Since Zearn is a complete math program, with individualized lessons for students to work on, teachers can conduct small group instruction while others work independently. Zearn is perfect to use for gifted or advanced students, allowing them to work at their own pace. Be sure to put a link to Zearn on your class web page for students to use at home. Zearn does not support Android devices but will work on all other devices with a browser and Internet access.
Grades5 to 9
In the ClassroomAlthough created for English Language Learners, take advantage of these geometric tasks for use with all students. Use the Sentence Starters and Story Frames as models for incorporating writing into any math lesson. If you are beginning the process of integrating technology, replace paper and pen by having students create blogs sharing their mathematical thinking and understanding using Tumblr, reviewed here. If you are teaching younger students and looking for an easy way to integrate technology and check for understanding, challenge your students to create a blog using Edublog, reviewed here.
Grades4 to 12
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In the ClassroomThis site is perfect for use on an interactive whiteboard or projector to combine language and math lessons. Allow students to play with the options for angles to view changes made to word clouds. Create and print word clouds with different angle setups to display on your classroom bulletin board. Have gifted students read how the word cloud generator works and see if they can create their own.
GradesK to 6
In the ClassroomUse flashcards to individualize student learning by choosing specific topics for any student. These cards are perfect for use at a math learning center. Share this site on an interactive whiteboard or projector to demonstrate how to use it. Be sure to include a link to Math Vocabulary Cards on your class web page for student use at home. Share with your school's ESL/ELL teacher as an excellent tool for Spanish-speaking students to practice math.
Grades5 to 12
In the ClassroomBookmark this site for use with STEM projects. Create a link on your class website for students to create toys at home. Challenge cooperative learning groups to create videos and share them on a site such as TeacherTube, reviewed here. Share the link with your librarian or media center specialist to get a "maker" center started at your school. These projects would also be great for an after school club!
Grades2 to 6
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In the ClassroomEngage your students by bringing technology into geometry. Introduce the concepts of angle measurement, area, perimeter, 3D shapes, rotation, translation, and symmetry as a whole group on your interactive whiteboard. Have students practice at centers during your unit. While preparing for summative assessments, assign for homework to practice. Highlight definitions, examples, non examples, and where this is found in the real world. Enhance learning throughout any of the lessons by sharing additional resources using a curation tool such as Padlet, reviewed here. Add links to videos, articles, or online activities related to the lesson's content. As you complete lesson activities, extend learning by asking students to share their understanding of using angles or symmetry by creating digital books using Book Creator, reviewed here, flyers made with Adobe Spark for Education, reviewed here, or infographics created with Canva Infographic Creator, reviewed here. Post on your class website or blog for students to review and critique for further practice.
Grades3 to 12
tag(s): charts and graphs (166), data (137), equations (132), functions (59), geometric shapes (143), measurement (142), number sense (77), numbers (138), order of operations (31), patterns (68), probability (105), problem solving (232), statistics (112), transformations (13)