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Estimation Jar - Fun ideas for teaching estimation skills to students and encouraging thinking not guessing. source

Linear Measurement - This is a collection of activities to use when teaching the concept of measurement. source

Elapsed Time - These are a collection of strategies to help you teach the concept of elapsed time. source

Capacity & Volume - Stategies to use when teaching capacity and volume. source

Money - Counting Coins - Counting money can be a difficult concept for kids to grasp. Here's several ideas to consider when teaching your students how to count money. source

measurement and graphing - I am planning a plant unit for my second graders. One activity we are going to do is to make Eggshell people.

Give all the kids an empty egg shell with the top third removed. Have them decorate the eggs to look like a person (test the markers first). Then have them plant grass seed.

As the grass grows, have students measure the grass and record it in a table of some sort. They can make a line graph showing the progression...source

measurement search - I do a search through the room where they work in teams and try to measure different objects. I have three parts: First part--Particular things to measure, second part--finding items of a certain length, third part...source

Telling time - I am a first year teacher, and was very overwhelmed when I realized that my kids could not tell time in the third grade. I immediately bought a clock for the room, and once I taught them the rules of telling time, I made a habit of...source




Area Formula Lab - Lesson plans with reproducible activities for applying formulas to measuring the area of polygons source

Clock - A printable clock manipulative with Arabic numerals, and attachable hands for teaching students how to tell time source

Its About Time - (PRIMARY) Students learn to tell time to the hour on an analog clock. Students estimate the time it will take to complete a task, then see if it takes more or less time source

Making Estimations in Measurement - After listening to the story Jack and the Beanstalk, students estimate their own height, circumference, and length of foot. Then, they work with a partner to measure themselves source

Making Ice Cream - Students make homemade ice cream by converting a metric recipe into English units of measure source

Measurement - Classroom activities about measuring time, distance, weight, and capacity source

Money Talks - An instructional unit about solving math problems with money. Although the unit uses Canadian money, it is adaptable to American currency as well. Several reproducibles are, provided - a math journal pattern, a currency around the world worksheet, and source

Money Talks - Canadian Money - An instructional unit with reproducibles for teaching about monetary measurement of Canadian currency source

Money Unit - A curriculum unit with lessons, activities, and bulletin board ideas for teaching about money source

Pennies: A Little Goes a Long Way - A game in which students earn pennies, then trade them for nickles, dimes, and quarters source

Remembering Units - Activity ideas for teaching about gallons, quarts, pints, and cups. Students can construct a Mr. Gallon source

Tree Measurement - Students measure a trees circumference, length of branches, and height using simple methods described in this lesson plan source

What Time Is It? - Use this reproducible worksheet to help your students practice reading a clock source

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