Lesson 5 Measure with Connecting Cubes

    • Let’s use connecting cubes to measure length.

Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Measure a Pencil

What do you notice?
What do you wonder?

3 objects. Yellow tower, 6 connecting cubes. Purple tower, 9 connecting cubes. Pencil, same length as purple tower.

Activity 1 Lengths of Creepy, Crawly Things

We just saw a picture that showed a pencil that was the same length as the purple tower. Use connecting cubes to build a tower that is the same length as each creepy, crawly thing.

Activity 2 Measure More Creepy, Crawly Things

Use connecting cubes to find the length of more creepy, crawly things. First, measure on your own. Then compare your thinking with your partner. If you and your partner don’t agree on the length, work together to come to an agreement. Complete each statement with the number that makes it true.

Activity 3 Centers: Choice Time

Choose a center.

How Close?

Center. How Close.

Target Numbers

Center. Target Numbers.

Five in a Row

Center activity. Five in a row.

Practice Problem

Problem 1

Use connecting cubes to measure the length of each rectangle.

  1. Rectangle.
  2. Rectangle.
  3. Rectangle.