Module 17: Customary and Metric Lengths  Course Guide
Module Overview:
In this module, students will explain estimation of length with and without appropriate tools in nonstandard units, measure the length of objects using inches, feet, and yards, and measure the length of objects using centimeters and meters. They will understand that a metric unit is always the same length and compare centimeters and meters.
Module Materials:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Material(s) 

1  NonStandard Units of Measurement 
short pasta noodles craft sticks one piece of paper 
2  Inches, Feet, and Yards 
string scissors ruler yardstick measuring tape 
3  Centimeters and Meters 
modeling clay in various colors ruler meter stick 
4  Relate Inches, Feet, and Yards  None 
5  Relate Centimeters and Meters 
door refrigerator oven paper clip pencil cell phone 
Module Objectives:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Objective(s) 

1  NonStandard Units of Measurement 

2  Inches, Feet, and Yards 

3  Centimeters and Meters 

4  Relate Inches, Feet, and Yards 

5  Relate Centimeters and Meters 

Module Key Words:
Key Words 

nonstandard unit of measurement height length standard units of measurement inch foot/feet yard ruler yardstick measuring tape metric system meter centimeter meter stick standard unit of measurement 
Module Assignments:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Page #  Assignment Title 

1  NonStandard Units of Measurement  4  HandsOn 
2  Inches, Feet, and Yards  4  HandsOn 
3  Centimeters and Meters  4  HandsOn 
4  Relate Inches, Feet, and Yards  4  HandsOn 
5  Relate Centimeters and Meters  4  HandsOn 
Learning Coach Notes:
Lesson #  Lesson Title  Notes 

1  NonStandard Units of Measurement  In their Math notebook, have your student explain what a nonstandard unit of measurement is and list examples of nonstandard units of measurement. \Ask your student to collect 3 items to measure from around the house and choose 2 different nonstandard units of measurement to measure the items with. Have them measure their items with each nonstandard unit of measurement they chose. What did they notice about their measurements? 
2  Inches, Feet, and Yards 

3  Centimeters and Meters  In their Math Notebook, have your student explain the metric system and the measurement units in the metric system. 
4  Relate Inches, Feet, and Yards  Ask your student to explain the difference between standard and nonstandard units of measurement. 
5  Relate Centimeters and Meters  Ask your student to explain when to use centimeters or meters to measure an object. 
Module Guiding Questions:
When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.
Lesson Title  Question 

NonStandard Units of Measurement 

Inches, Feet, and Yards 

Centimeters and Meters 

Relate Inches, Feet, and Yards 

Relate Centimeters and Meters 

Module Video Questions:
When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.
Lesson Title  Video  Question 

NonStandard Units of Measurement  NonStandard Units of Measurement 

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:
Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:
 What is the main idea?
 What are three things new you learned?
 How does this book relate to what you are learning about?
#  Book  Author  Lexile Level 

Module Outing:
Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.
#  Outing 
