Is your math class ready to dive into length measurement, measuring objects, and more measurement practice? Say hello to printable measurement worksheets, games, and digital activities created by teachers for elementary teachers!
This collection of teaching resources was created by our expert math teachers to help students meet Common Core and state-level standards. Each printable and digital download has undergone a rigorous review by the teachers on the Teach Starter team to ensure they’re student-ready — so you can cut down on lesson planning time!
New to teaching this part of the math curriculum? Our teacher team knows what it’s like to suddenly teach a brand-new grade level, so we’ve put together a quick guide to teaching measurement!
Elementary students have to learn a long list of measurement concepts during their stint in elementary school, including:
The good news for teachers: Most measurement concepts have very real-world applications for students. That means there's a whole world of ways to get students excited about reading a ruler or tape measure or weighing heavy objects on a scale.
But before you can get there, let's start with the basic steps to work through when you're teaching students how to measure ... well ... anything!
There are concrete uses for learning measurement that will surely spring to mind — from using a tape measure to measure a space in a home to weighing ingredients when baking to determining the capacity of a juice glass before pouring in the liquid. These are all means for quantifying our environment.
But the benefits of teaching students about measuring lines with a ruler or figuring out mass measurements from largest to smallest go well beyond the obvious. Learning to measure helps students develop spatial and number skills.
Practice measuring to the nearest ¼ inch with this 8-question worksheet.
Use ratio reasoning to practice converting length measurements with this worksheet.
A practical, hands-on activity to explore length by measuring parts of the body.
Practice finding the area of different shapes with this set of 4 worksheets.
A poster showing the parts of an analog clock.
Practice telling to the minute with this roll and cover game
Encourage your students to work through 8 pages of 5th-grade math problems while charting their progress to measure their success.
Introduce the concept of area with this 22-slide instructional slide deck.
Build a Gallon Man to help your students visualize the units of capacity and use when converting between units.
Draw matching figures when given the perimeter of rectangles and squares.
Practice reading analog clocks with this set of differentiated worksheets.
Practice finding the perimeter of different shapes with this pair of worksheets.
A set of 24 measurement conversion task cards to use as a whole class scoot activity.
Convert customary and metric units of length by completing a match-up activity.
Demonstrate an understanding of decimal representations while converting metric units of length with this worksheet.
Practice telling time to the nearest minute and calculating elapsed time with this 18-slide teaching presentation.
Practice finding the area and perimeter of shapes with this set of ten word problem task cards.
Draw shapes on grid paper using dice numbers as dimensions and calculate each area and perimeter.
A worksheet to practice finding area using square units.
A problem solving worksheet involving measurement.
Find the area of 16 shapes on the board and match the corresponding pieces to reveal a mystery picture.
Engage your students with a lively board game while practicing how to convert customary and metric units of length.
Practice solving real-life perimeter word problems with an unknown side with this worksheet.
Use this set of metric conversion posters when learning about units of length, weight, and capacity.
Determine how much time has passed with this collection of elapsed time word problems.
A worksheet to practice telling time to the hour and half-hour.
A worksheet to practice telling time.
Start the school day with this 81-slide PowerPoint presentation containing a variety of Reading and Math warm-up activities.
A fun, logic-based activity where students read clues to solve a mystery.
Use ratio reasoning to convert the length of metric and customary units with this set of 24 task cards.
Strengthen measurement conversion skills while converting units of length with this set of math mazes.
Assess your students' knowledge of telling time to the minute and working with elapsed time with this 3-page worksheet.