How do you measure up?
An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic, Standards-based Unit on Measurement Americans use the greatest variety of units of measure from customary units to metrics and an amazing combination of both. Students need to understand the concept of measurement, how and why it is used, the units used, and when to use the units. Measurement is important, so that they can solve problems using their knowledge of estimated, standard, and metric units of measure for dimension, quantity and capacity. Students need to know the processes involved to be able to solve the problems that they will encounter in their own life experiences.