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Explore customary units of measure by comparing inches, feet, and yards

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.1 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/A/1
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/A/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
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Big Ideas: Customary measurements can be compared by their relative values. The lesson builds on students' work measuring with standard units. This task refers to a problem presented in "How Big is a Foot" by Rolf Myller. After reading the story students will create/build beds for varying sizes of pets in customary units: inches, feet, and yards. The mathematical concepts in this lessons builds toward students' future work with the number line and finding sums and differences within 100. Vocabulary: longer, shorter, measure, standards units, units, customary, inch, foot, yard, tools, ruler, yardstick, measuring tape, estimate Special Materials: Color tiles (1 inch) Ruler Yard stick Measuring tape "How Big is a Foot?" by Rolf Myller (Optional)
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