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Written by: Angie Olson

Measurement is one of those topics that can be pretty tricky for some students to grasp.  The overall topic of measurement covers a ton of information and even as an adult, I find that it can be overwhelming to retain it all!  Finding ways to keep kids engaged and really make your measurement lessons fun and exciting is crucial for student comprehension. That’s why I love using measurement videos!  

Math Videos That Teach Measurement

A good math video can spark a student’s interest, help deepen their understanding of a concept, and add that ‘fun’ factor that keeps kids wanting to learn more!  The following videos are a collection of my favorite measurement-based videos on YouTube.  Some of them feature catchy songs and rhymes while others offer excellent explanations and pertinent graphics or animation.  No matter which videos from this list you choose to show your students, I promise that they will all ‘measure up’!

Measurement Resources

Before we hop into the videos here are a few Lucky Little Learners resources to add to your measurement instruction.

Measurement Videos

Math for Kids: Measurement – “How Do You Measure Up” – Fun & Learning Game for Children (8:53)

This is a comprehensive video about measurement – great for introducing the unit or reiterating concepts along the way.  It begins by explaining what measurement is, why we need measurement, and real-life applications of measurement.  The video continues on to explain a wide range of measurements like weight, length, speed, temperature, and height.  I love how the video highlights specific vocabulary and gives a clear definition.  The second half of the video is set up like a game – a great opportunity for some interactive discussion!!

This one is probably more suited for a younger audience.

Extension Activity: After the watching the video, say to students, “Now let’s find out how you literally measure up.” Students will measure ten friends and create a line plot with data questions. They will love the hands on activity and movement break.

Get this Resource HERE

Introduction to Standard Measurement for Kids: Measuring Length in Inches with a Ruler (1:30)

This video is short, sweet, and to the point!  Your kids will fully understand how to use a ruler for measurement by the end of this one!  Even though it is short, it does a great job of involving the audience and keeping your students engaged!

Extension Activity: Teach this lesson on how to measure in inches and use the hands-on collaborative & independent activities to cement learning.

Get the Lesson & Activities HERE

Nonstandard Measurement – Sid The Science Kid – The Jim Henson Company (3:37)

This video is great for younger kids!  The likable main character, Sid, clearly explains how to use a ruler and furthers this concept by exploring how to measure really big stuff – like a blue whale!  It does a great job of answering questions regarding why measurement is useful and the many purposes for learning how to measure.

Introduction to Non-Standard Measurement for Kids: Using Paper Clips to Measure (1:30)

This video is on the shorter side but I love it because it really engages kids by asking them questions – a great place to press pause and engage in a class discussion.  The idea of non-standard measurement is made simple in this brief but effective video!

Extension Activity: Get your students started with non standard units of measurement with this lesson which includes digital teaching slides, a mini lesson, differentiation options and partner/independent activities.

Get the Lesson & Activities HERE

The Measurements Song (3:19)

You can’t go wrong with this video that offers tons of examples of different types of measurements.  I always find that kids struggle to understand how measurements are related – like that 3 feet equals 1 meter.  With a soothing tune and clear graphics, this video will really enhance your students understanding of this concept.  It covers all kinds of measurements – length, weight, and volume.

More Math Videos

Need some more teacher-approved videos to add to your instruction? Take a look at the list below. 

Lucky to Learn Math

Our Lucky to Learn Math curriculum is already loved by teachers due to how easy it is to plan and implement. Students love the different partner games and hands on activities. Download Unit 7: Measuring Our World below to level up your math block.

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