Measurement Matters in Kindergarten

These pictures show students cutting out outlines of their bodies for a math lesson about measurement. After cutting out body outlines, students were able to compare lengths of fellow classmates using comparative language: short, shorter, shortest and long, longer, longest.

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After spending several days comparing life-size cut-outs, students measured the length of their paper bodies using nonstandard units, such as, blocks, links, and popsicle sticks. Using nonstandard units of measure sets the stage for a more complex understanding of measurement.

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meas. Sam
meas. Savannan and Lillianmeas. Robertmeas. Kyleigh

meas. Eme
meas. ClayMeas. Alex