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? Tell your parent or teacher some examples of things you can measure with a yardstick.
After sharing some examples, sing along with the song below about inches, feet, and yards:
Inches, Feet and Yards Song * Measurement by NUMBEROCK:
Once you are finished singing along with the measurement song, tell your parent or teacher how many feet are in a yard. Take out your tape measurer and show your parent or teacher where a yard is on the tape measurer.
After sharing your answer, move on to the Got It? section to practice measuring with a yardstick.