EngageNY 60 min(s)Support for English Language Learners

In this lesson, students explore what happens when they use a different unit of measurement from that of their classmates. As students measure the same objects with different non-standard length units, they realize that in order to have discussions about the lengths of objects, they must measure with the same units. Students answer the question, "If Bailey uses paper clips and Maya uses toothpicks, and they both measure things in our classroom, will they be able to compare their measurements?"