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.

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