Louisiana Sea Grant: Measuring a Fish

Students will practice estimation and measuring using the appropriate tools (such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes) in this lesson.The students will solve comparison story problems involving different lengths of fish. Students will estimate the length of the fish before using their tools to make an exact measurement. According to the Louisiana Department of Education (2021), students are expected to be able to 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. Students should also understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps for overlaps.

 

Additional Materials: https://www.laseagrant.org/education/resources/seafood/measuring-a-fish/