A Pleasure to Measure! Tasks for Teaching Measurement in the Elementary Grades

Measurement is paired with data as a fundamental domain of K–grade 5 mathematics in the Common Core State Standards, and it is one of five core content areas in NCTM’s Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. This book presents lively activities that dovetail with standards and research-based stages of development to support students’ steady growth of understanding of measurement.

With individual chapters for kindergarten through grade 5, A Pleasure to Measure includes 65 classroom-ready activities on measurement, along with a summary of learning goals, connections to children’s literature,  and ideas for extending beyond the activities.

In each chapter, the authors provide—

  • a collection of activities for a single level—kindergarten–grade 5;
  • a summary of level-specific measurement goals and learning trajectory stages; and
  • a table that matches activities with standards and learning stages.

A Pleasure to Measure will enable you to select activities quickly, easily, and confidently to target the content that your students are ready to learn. You’ll find everything that you need in the six E’s that the authors detail for each activity—Essentials, Engage, Explore, Expect, Extend, and Enrich.

Barrett, J. E., Cullen, C. J., Klanderman, D., & Behnke, D. (2017). A pleasure to measure. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.