Can you name one way to measure that doesn't use standard units?
"Measure lengths in nonstandard units"
Non-standard units are ways to measure things that are not usually used. These units are often based on a person's body or everyday objects. Using non-standard units can help you understand how big something is.
Measuring with Non-Standard Units
Foot: A unit of length equal to 12 inches. Hand: A unit of length equal to the width of an average adult hand. Cup: A unit of volume equal to 8 fluid ounces.
In the ancient world, people used their feet to measure length. In the Middle Ages, people used their hands to measure horses. The Romans were the first people to use cups for measuring liquids.
Work together in pairs: Q. What is one example of a non-standard unit of measurement?
Work together in pairs: Q: What type of object did you use to measure the length of your pencil in nonstandard units?
Brain break: Create a drawing that captures a story of a magical adventure. The drawing should include a character with magical powers, a magical creature, and a setting.
Which of the following is a non-standard unit of measurement?
What is the non-standard unit of measurement for distance?
What is the non-standard unit of measurement for volume?
What is the non-standard unit of measurement for weight?
Which of the following is not a non-standard unit of measurement?