When I told the class the next math unit was about measurement, I heard nothing but grumbles and sighs. It was clear to me that they were not thrilled about this new unit. I knew once we got into it, they would like it and maybe even some would love it! After the first lesson, the students seemed very interested. When I had to cut the lesson short on day 2 so we could go to lunch, I heard more grumbles...but this time it was because they didn't want to STOP! In the pictures below, students were showing how to measure objects with a nonstandard unit (cubes) and standard units like the inch ruler and then a yardstick.