Title: Ahoy, Matey! Set Sail with Nonstandard Measurement!
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[MA2015] (1) 16: Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps. [1-MD2]Digital Tool Description: This short video clip introduces the concept of nonstandard measurement in a pirate-themed song. The video is approximately one minute in length.
Title: Measuring Monsters!
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[MA2015] (2) 1: Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve one- and two-step word problems involving situations of adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing with unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem. (See Appendix A, Table 1.) [2-OA1]Digital Tool Description: This interactive activity engages students in measurement with nonstandard units and critical thinking to apply measurement of one object in order to figure out the size of a new object.