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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
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.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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