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In these problems students encounter situations that call for understanding and calculating various types of measurement.

Some of these problems address these specific subtopics:

Related Resources
Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
   Math 1: Measurement
NCTM Standards:
   Measurement Standard for Grades Pre-K-3

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A Day at Camp -
Grade 2. Figure out a camper's schedule for the day. ... more>>

Apple Celebration -
Grade 1. Figure out the growth pattern of a tree to predict its future height. ... more>>

At the Bake Sale -
Grade 1. What can you can buy at the bake sale with the money you have? ... more>>

Bat-tastic! -
Grade 1. Figure out the combined wingspans of some friends in bat costumes. ... more>>

Building a Fence -
Grade 2. Figure out how many feet of fencing Mrs. Martinez needs around her vegetable garden. ... more>>

Bus Stop -
Grade K. Figure out what time Sally leaves for the bus. ... more>>

Earning Money -
Grade 1. Answer questions about doing chores to earn allowance. ... more>>

Field Day -
Grade 1. Use addition to find out how much time Sofia spent running races. ... more>>

Getting Allowance -
Grade 1. Find ways to make 50 cents using different coins. ... more>>

Get Yer Popcorn! -
Grade 2. Add and subtract money and compare prices of snacks at the school play. ... more>>

Going Shopping -
Grade K. Which coins should you use to buy a pencil? ... more>>

Growing Up -
Grade K. Figure out how much more I have to grow to be as tall as my dad. ... more>>

Happy Birthday! -
Grade 1. Use clues to figure out Aaliya's birth date. ... more>>

Home On Time -
Grade 2. Figure out if Betsy will be home in time for her favorite cartoon. ... more>>

How Big is 100 Pennies? -
Grade K. Estimate whether 100 pennies can fit on a piece of paper. ... more>>

How Big Is Your Foot? -
Grade K. Figure out how long your foot is and how long "twice as long" would be. ... more>>

How Far Will Taylor Run? -
Grade 2. Follow a pattern to figure out how far Taylor can run without stopping. ... more>>

How Many Cookies Can I Buy? -
Grade 2. Find out how many cookies you can buy at the bake shop with the money you have. ... more>>

It's Cold Outside -
Grade K. Figure out what the temperature is outside on a winter day. ... more>>

It's Showtime! -
Grade 2. Decide how Tyrone and Pedro can spend their money at the movie theater. ... more>>

Laying Carpet -
Grade 2. Figure out the different sizes that LeBron's rectangular room might be. ... more>>

Money Matters -
Grade K. Figure out which items you can buy with 11 cents. ... more>>

More Milk! -
Grade 2. Figure out how many glasses of milk Davin drinks in one week. ... more>>

Pocket Change -
Grade K. Figure out which coins three friends have in their pockets. ... more>>

Saving Up -
Grade 2. Figure out how much money Jackie saves after three weeks of babysitting. ... more>>

Snowy Footprints -
Grade 2. Find out how many steps Malik walks while stamping a giant rectangle in the snow. ... more>>

Spin Art -
Grade 2. Figure out how many more bottles of purple paint Marcus and Lyle need so they don't run out before the school fair ends. ... more>>

Spring Day -
Grade 1. Figure out how long it took Michael and Matty to bike to the end of the path. ... more>>

Summer Days -
Grade 1. Use your knowledge of time and money to answer some questions about a lemonade stand. ... more>>

Thanksgiving Day -
Grade K. Use a calendar to count how many more days there are until Thanksgiving. ... more>>

The Morning Bus -
Grade 1. Find out if Beth will make it to the school bus on time. ... more>>

The Snake's Next Meal -
Grade K. Use your understanding of the calendar to figure out when the snake will eat again. ... more>>

The Yard Sale -
Grade K. Which two things can you buy at a yard sale with 9 pennies? ... more>>

Trolls and Dogs -
Grade 2. Figure out how wide 2 stuffed animals are. ... more>>

Try It Out -
Grade K. Show the number 10 in different ways. ... more>>

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