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Fun Way to Measure with Non-Standard Units

Non-standard measuring units

What is a non-standard unit?

Any unit or item that is not a standard metric or customary unit used to measure something. In order words, anything you have that is not a ruler, tape measure, or other common measurement device.

You will need:

  • Non-standard units (anything you have on hand)
  • Things (or people) to measure

How to play:

  • Collect household items that you can use to measure things. You can use markers, crayons, paperclips, playing cards or anything that you have a lot of.
  • Pick something (or someone) to measure, and guess how many of your items it will take to measure.
  • Start measuring.

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