Measure Up, Grade 2


Students use a ruler to measure toys and household items and learn how inches and centimeters compare. Includes instructions for Grade 2 and hands-on materials for a small group of 4 students.

Activity Details

Math skills covered

  • Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools (2.MD.A.1)
  • Measure the length of an object twice, using different length units for the two measurements (2.MD.A.2)
  • Estimate lengths (2.MD.A.3)
  • Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit. (2.MD.D.9)
  • Show the measurements by making a line plot (2.MD.D.9)

What’s included

Digital resources

  • Teacher Guide for Grade 2
  • Display Slides for Grade 2

Hands-on materials (for 4 students)

  • Bedtime Math plastic 12″ ruler, 4 pieces

(toys not included)