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Surf for More Math


Lesson 3: Measuring Height Using Different Units

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about linear measurement. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.


Estimate, measure, compare, and describe height using multiple copies of non-standard units.

Recognize that the measurement of a given dimension stays constant regardless of orientation.


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Instructions for Use

Measure the Teddy Bears: This interactive game allows students to practice measuring height using non-standard units. There are 10 questions, each worth 10 points.

A teddy bear will stand up against a ruler. How many units tall is the teddy bear? Select the correct answer from the options given.  If you are correct, the teddy bear will dance! In a follow up discussion, ask students if the measurement would have changed if the teddy bears lay down to be measured.