Weight Unit for Special Education PRINT and DIGITAL


Total Pages 122 pages plus 28 google slides
Answer Key Included
Teaching Duration 2 Weeks


Measuring weight 122 page and 28 google slide unit addresses the concept of measuring the weight of various objects. It first explores the appropriate unit of measure (ounces, pounds, and tons) and then introduces the concept of using a scale (dial and digital). This material was specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on measuring weight addresses various units of measurement and tools in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on measuring weight. This repetition encourages a true understanding of measuring weight. Finally, many of the measuring weight activities and assessments include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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Measuring Weight Unit Includes:


• 2 books measuring weight (includes movie version)


• 3 circle maps on measuring weight** (includes digital version)


• 3 sorting activities by weight** (includes digital version)


• 12 ordering activities by weight ** (includes digital version)


• 2 small group measuring weight activities **


• 2 worksheet sets on measuring weight (5@) ** (includes digital version)


• Assessment (2 versions)** (includes digital version)

**: Available in color and BW
Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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★★★ Please consider checking out my other math units involving measurement:

Measuring Length (also available in metric)

Telling Time Bundle

Bar Graphs and Pictographs

Perimeter and Area

Temperature and Thermometers