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Lesson Plan

Measurement: The Size Is Right
Subject: Math
Grade span: K to 8
Duration: 10 to 20 minutes
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Math Games


This sample lesson is one example of a Math Game that builds measurement skills. Using a Price is Right game scenario, students see, touch, or hear objects, and are then asked to use estimation to predict the object's size.

Learning Goals:

For PreK-2 For grades 3-5 For grades 6-8



What to Do:

Teaching Tips:

  • How long is this pencil? Is the actual length longer or shorter than 15 cm?
  • How long (in seconds) does it take ... (me) to .... (count to 20) at a normal rate? Is the time it will take me to count to 20 higher or lower than 30 seconds?
  • How far (in inches) can I jump? Is the length that I can jump more or less than 18 inches?
  • How many of these cups does it take to fill this jar? Is the number of cups that it will take to fill this jar larger or smaller than 4?
  • How many fluid ounces are in this container? Is the number of fluid ounces in this container higher or lower than 8?
  • How large is this angle? Is the measurement of this angle greater or lesser than 30 degrees?
  • How heavy is this rock? Is the weight of this rock more or less than 10 grams?

Evaluate (Outcomes to look for):

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