Measurement Unit Third Grade


Want to save time planning your measurement lessons and have access to activities that students love? This SOL-aligned Measurement Unit for third grade comes with detailed lesson plans, worksheets, games, centers, exit tickets, assessments, and much more! PDF and digital activities are included for both in-personal and virtual learning.

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Measurement Unit Third Grade (Math SOL 3.MG.1)

Are you looking for no-prep lessons and activities to teach measurement? Look no further! This Measurement Unit provides everything you need to teach estimating and measuring length, liquid volume, and weight/mass in U.S. Customary and metric units! Save time planning and your students will love completing the hands-on activities found in this unit.

To take a closer look at some of the things included in this unit, check out the preview images at the top of the page!

What will students learn through these detailed lesson plans?

9 Detailed lesson plans are included to help students learn and practice the following skills–

  • Estimate and use U.S. Customary and metric units to measure lengths of objects to the nearest ½ inch, inch, foot, yard, centimeter, and meter.
  • Estimate and use U.S. Customary and metric units to measure weight/mass to the nearest pound an kilogram.
  • Estimate and use U.S. Customary and metric units to measure liquid volume to the nearest cup, pint, quart, gallon, and liter.
  • Justify whether an estimate or an exact measurement is needed for a contextual situation and choose an appropriate unit.
  • Compare estimates of length, weight/mass, or liquid volume with the actual measurements.

What comes in this Measurement Unit?

You will find the following included in this math unit–

  • 9 Detailed Lesson Plans
  • 25 Worksheets
  • 20 Task Cards
  • 9 Exit Tickets
  • 4 Anchor Charts
  • 3 Sorts
  • 2 Games
  • 2 Quizzes
  • Final Test
  • Word Wall Cards
  • Digital Activities for Google Slides
  • Answer Keys

Are digital resources included?

Some worksheets, the sorts, the quizzes, and the test within this Measurement Unit are also included in a digital format and can be shared with students using your Google Drive.

When you purchase this product, you will be given access to a link that will allow you to open the file in Google Slides. You’ll then share that file with your students. The slides can be printed and adapted for students who prefer to answer the questions by hand. You can also view and print a student’s completed version of the slides.

What standards are covered?

This Measurement Unit was specifically created to align with Virginia math SOL 3.MG.1 although the lessons and activities closely align with most math standards related to estimating and measuring length, weight/mass, and liquid volume using U.S. Customary and metric units.

Don’t Miss Out!

This Measurement Unit requires minimal prep work and is easy to implement whether teaching in-person or virtually. Students will also enjoy learning about measurement as they play games, complete hands-on activities, and relate units of measurement to real-world examples.


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Looking for math lessons for the entire school year? This unit is included in my 3rd Grade Math Lessons Bundle at a discounted price.


Other Information:

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