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Sal’s Sub Shop Lesson Plan

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Grade Level: 2-5*

Review Skill for Grades 4&5


The Sal’s Sub Shop game will help students practice or review basic metric and standard based ruler measurement skills.  Students will be able to correctly indentify length in terms of inches, centimeters, and millimeters related to a standard ruler.

Common Core Standards:



Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers.


Generate measurement data by measuring lengths using rulers marked with halves and fourths of an inch.


Know relative sizes of measurement units within one system of units including km, m, cm; in, ft


Convert among different-sized standard measurement units within a given measurement system (e.g., convert 5 cm to 0.05 m), and use these conversions in solving multi-step, real world problems.


Warm-Up Activity:

Grades 2-3 Warm-Up Activity:

Go to the following link and print out a measurement worksheet focusing on the units on a ruler.  –
This can be used as a very quick warm-up for older grades and an introduction or review for younger grades.

Grades 4-5 Warm-Up Activity:

Since this game will be a fun and easy review of ruler measurement, your warm-up drill could actually be related more to a 4 or 5th grade measurement standard. Simply, go to the following link and select a 4th or 5th grade measurement drill related to your grade level’s specific measurement standards. –

Main Activity:

Now that you have warmed up with a review of the basic measurement units related to the common ruler you are now ready to let your students play the “Sal’s Sub Shop” game. Students should watch the instructional video first at  For this activity, I would suggest taking students to a computer lab setting to work independently. However, the game could also be played as a whole group activity using an interactive white board.


Have 4th and 5th graders complete the attached Sal’s Sub Shop measuring challenge. Younger kids can focus specifically on measuring for inches.

4th and 5th graders:
2nd and 3rd graders: