1. Topic

Introduce yard, and choose feet or yards to measure objects and
distances between them. 


2. Content

Vocabulary:
distance (the space between 2 things or places)
yard (a unit of length in the customary system, = to 3 ft or 36 inches)
yardstick (a tool used to measure greater lengths in customary units,
= to 3 ft) 


3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes

Estimate, measure, and compare lengths using customary units. 


4. Objectives

Introduce yard, and choose feet or yards to measure objects and
distances between them.



5. Materials and Aids

rulers, yardsticks, whole classroom, whiteboard, markers, teacher
manual 


6. Procedures/Methods

A. Introduction
1. Math Center (days in school, date)
2. Introduce vocabulary.
3. Introduce yardstick. 


B. Development
1. Compare the yardstick to a ruler.
2. How are they similar and different?
3. Is it better to measure with one over the other?
4. Demonstrate how to measure different objects within the room. 


C. Practice
1. Half rows will be given a ruler and yardstick. They are to practice
estimating and measuring length to the nearest foot or yard.
2. Are their things longer than 1 yard in the classroom?
3. After 10 minutes, review with the class what they found.



D. Independent Practice
1.Students will complete pages 485 & 486 on their own.
2. Students will pair up to complete page 487.
3. Students will complete the review page on 488. 


Checking for understanding
I will continue to ask students if they have questions. I will walk
around and monitor their practice. 


Closure
We will review the new vocab they learned. I will ask them to tell
me how many inches in a ruler & yardstick. How many rulers in a yardstick?
I will ask them about the importance of measuring. 

