measurement lesson plans are FUN
with these kids math books


Add some fun and zip to your measurement lesson plans with one of the following fun and educational children's books. A clear understanding of various different types of measurement systems is surely something that a student will benefit from for his or her whole life. And these children's books make learning this topic fun!

Funny and clever children's books can make learning measurement stick, and may help students who are struggling with this potentially confusing subject. As any teacher will attest, measurement lessons can be super fun or super boring. You certainly have to put some extra effort into it. Mixing in fun picture books helps.

Best Measurement Picture Books
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Measuring Penny -- childrens story about measurement

Measuring Penny
(a little girl gets really
into her measurement
homework)
by Loreen Leedy

2nd grade - 4th grade


How Tall How Short How Far Away

How Tall, How Short,
How Far Away
 
(history of measurement
plus
loads of hands
on activities)

2nd grade - 6th grade


How Long or How Wide -- children's book about measurement

How Long or How Wide:
A Measuring Guide (great
for intro to measurement
lesson plans)

2nd grade - 6th grade


Millions of Measure children's book

Millions to Measure
(magician teaches
the history of
measurement--
weight,volume,metric)

1st grade - 5th grade


Counting on Frank -- story book that teaches measurement

Counting on Frank
(a curious boy uses math
to solve some of his general
'what if / wonderings')

Kindergarten - 1st grade



The Best Bug Parade
(a parade of bugs teaches
size relationships; a
MathStart series book)

Preschool - 1st grade

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is?

Is a Blue Whale the
Biggest

Thing There Is?

(measures of large items)
2nd grade - 4th grade


Super Sand Castle Saturday children's picture book about measurement

Super Sand Castle
Saturday

(a sand castle contest
teaches
need for standard
measurements)

Kindergarten - 1st grade


Mighty Maddie -- MathStart Measurement

Mighty Maddie
(teaches light vs heavy
via
a little girl cleaning
her room)

Preschool - 1st grade


Hershey's Milk
Chocolate Weights
and Measures

(uses a variety of
Hersheys product
teach measurement)

1st grade - 4th grade


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Pastry School in Paris
An Adventure in Capacity
(kids at a pastry school learn  types of liquid measurement)

1st grade - 3rd grade


Room for Ripley
(kids get a pet fish and
learn a lesson in capacity
;
a MathStart series book)

Preschool - 1st grade


The 100 Pound Problem
(review in progress --
haven't had a chance to
review this book yet)

2nd grade - 4th grade


For Good Measure
(subtitle: The Ways We Say
How Much, How Far, How
Heavy, How Big, How Old)

3rd grade - 6th grade


Me and the Measure
of Things

(wet and dry measurements,
weight, size, and length)

1st grade - 3rd grade



Sam's Sneaker Squares
(early reader about a boy
using measurement for
his lawn mowing business)

1st grade - 3rd grade


How Big is a Foot?
(an early reader about
using measurement to
make a gift for a queen)

Kindergarten - 1st grade


On the Scale a Weighty Tale -- Math is Categorical measurement book

On the Scale,
a Weighty Tale

(a Math is Categorical series
book that focuses on weight)
2nd grade - 6th grade


Keep Your Distance!
(early reader about sisters
who learn measurement
when sharing a room!)

1st grade - 3rd grade


The Dragon's Scales
(a measurement [weight]
contest helps a town's win
back it's treasured berries)

1st grade - 2nd grade



Math Counts Measurement Series
(review coming soon) Kindergarten - 3rd grade


Enjoy the books!

Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
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