When the court awards money damages for breach of contract, it generally measures the damages by what is called the expectation measure or the expectancy. Referring to Hawkins v. McGee, this lesson explains how those damages are calculated. It presents basic measurement problems, rules and definitions, and then asks students questions based on hypothetical scenario designed to test their understanding of the concept in practice. Awarding a monetary compensation for pain and suffering is also discussed. The lesson concludes with a series of review questions.