Lesson Plan - Get It!
- What unit of measurement is used to measure a football field?
- How many yards can fit in a football field?
- What if your front yard is bigger than your neighbor's yard? Whose yard do you use?
A football field is measured by yards.
Of course, we don't use real yards like your front yard; we use a type of ruler!
In the previous Related Lesson, found in the right-hand sidebar, you learned how to measure with feet
- Did you know there are three feet in a yard?
You can use a yardstick to measure large objects, rooms, and even distances from one place to another. You will need a yardstick for this lesson.
A yardstick has both
- three feet on it
- and thirty-six inches on it
Anything that is measured in yards will either end with the word, "Yard(s)" or "YD." For example, if you measured a car and it was three yards long, you could either write, "three yards" or "3 YD."
Make sure you include this every time you write down a measurement that is measured with yards.
You can use a yardstick to measure things that are very large.
- Can you name some things you could measure with a yardstick?
After sharing some examples, listen to 3 Feet in a Yard: A Measurement Song From Mr. R. from Mr. R's Songs for Teaching:
- How many feet are in a yard?
Take out your tape measurer and show where a yard is on the tape measurer.
Then, move on to the Got It? section to practice measuring with a yardstick.