As students in Grade 2 explore measurement, they were challenged to use non-standard units of measurement to measure various objects around the classroom. They were given a string (1m), a popsicle stick (1 dm), and a centicube (1cm). In groups, they had to decide the best way to measure the various lengths of objects and record their information. This activity gave students experience measuring objects in real-life, and challenged their thinking skills as they had to get creative to measure objects bigger than their supplies.
Source:: Grade 2 & 3 Blog