Lesson Plan

Tape measure 101

Whats a tape measure and how does it work?
Robert A.
Classroom teacher
Marion Youth Academy
ocala, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Arts, English Language Learning

Students will be able to know the basic functions of a tape measure and how to read it to determine proper measurements. This will include the proper reading of measurements in both inches and feet. As well as the proper way to use a tape measure in a carpentry environment.

Grades 9 – 12
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1 Hook

Free, Paid

Six question Kahoot based on the various measurement lines and uses of a tape measure to determine prior knowledge

Student Instructions

Anonymous answer of kahoot questions to see who knows what a tape measure is and why it is important

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Exploring

Hands On

Have students use tape measure  to measure five items in the room based on their prior knowledge of the tape measure. 

Student Instructions

Choose five items to measure and make your best guess. Write down your answers


3 Guided Instruction

Explain each line in an inch from 1/16th to 1/8th,1/4,1/2

Draw inch out for students review 

Show edmodo with construction mistakes that could have been solved with proper measuring.

Student Instructions

Draw your own inch and label it

watch video


4 Independent Instruction

Activity: Conversing

Re-measure the same five items as before use proper measurement

Student Instructions

Re-measure the five items and write down correct measurement

5 Wrap up

Free, Paid

Use kahoot b to check understanding

Student Instructions

Play kahoot to see understanding