This hands-on activity uses a tool to measure inches on a yard banner. The measurement tool differentiates the lesson. Students just beginning to understand measurement can use 1" cm tiles, those who can measure with a ruler can use a standard ruler and for advanced students have them use a broken tape measure to measure different lengths to make a Winter Yard.
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For more information on students' misconceptions and lesson ideas see What is Measurement Lesson.