Measurement: Yards

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11819

Do you know if anyone has measured your yard? Was the measurement made in yards? How many yards big is a yard? If that's confusing, study this lesson and learn how to really measure with a yardstick!

categories

Elementary, Elementary

subject
Math
learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Lion
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

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.

yardstick

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.

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