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Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Grade(s) K resources related to the following standard:
Measurement and Data
Describe and compare measurable attributes.
1. Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

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In this 5-lesson unit primary students identify attributes of buttons and other objects in their classrooms. Throughout the unit students learn to collect data about objects, display the data (Venn diagrams, pictographs, and bar graphs), and analyze the data to determine what this tells us about buttons and/or other objects. Each of the five lesson plans includes necessary student/class worksheets, questions for students, extension ideas, and assessment ideas. Lessons 2 and 3 reference stories that are an important part of the skill development: "The Button Box" by Margarette Reid and "The Elves and the Shoemaker" story.
Lesson Plans, Unit of Instruction
Grade Level: K, 1, 2
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In this lesson students use a rule of thumb about the weight of babies to practice doubling and halving numbers. They complete an organized table and compare data using vertical and horizontal double bar graphs. The lesson includes a student activity sheet and extension ideas.
Activity, Lesson Plans
Grade Level: 1, 2
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This interactive Flash applet helps students learn to compare and order objects according to size and weight attributes. The text and voice prompts ask students to compare three objects to find the longest, tallest, shortest, and so on. It then asks them to place three objects in a specified order, such as narrowest to widest. Correct responses are rewarded with a cheer and a summary of the results. One concern for users might be the British accents of the readers.
Activity, Interactive Media
Grade Level: K, 1
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These 3 activities, part of the Mathematics Developmental Continuum of the State of Victoria, Australia, are intended to introduce young learners to the measurable attribute of length as distinguished from others. Students compare lengths of two or more objects directly or indirectly. Teaching suggestions and progress indicators are included.
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Grade Level: K, 1, 2
Resource is part of a PD collection
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This narrative document describes the progression of Geometric Measurement across the K-5 grade band. It is informed both by research on children's cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics. The document discusses the most important goals for elementary geometric measurement. Among those are recognizing measurable attributes, comparing, connecting with number, estimating, and differentiating linear measurement from area and volume.
Reference Materials, Article
Grade Level: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource is part of a PD collection
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This lesson emphasizes the connections between science and mathematics by using a performance, or authentic, assessment format. Students will develop measurement skills as they relate the size of their fists to the size of their hearts. Students have the opportunity to explore applications involving their own hearts. An activity sheet (pdf) is included.
Lesson Plans
Grade Level: Pre-K, K, 1, 2
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In this lesson for grades 1 and 2, students record observations and look for patterns while exploring weights on a balance scale. They balance equal and unequal weights and record their distances from the fulcrum. Students use a crayon (as the fulcrum) and a ruler to represent the balance. A printable record keeping sheet is provided.
Activity, Lesson Plans
Grade Level: 1, 2
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This 42-page pdf document demonstrates the connections between the CCSS content standards and the mathematical practice standards. It is a compilation of research, standards from several states, instructional strategies, common misconceptions, and examples for each standard at the Kindergarten level. It is intended to help teachers understand what each standard means in terms of what students must know and be able to do. Additional flip books are cataloged separately for grades 1-5.
Instructional Strategy, Reference Materials
Grade Level: K
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This web page provides links to resources aligned to the CCSS that guide and support kindergarten mathematics teaching and learning. Tasks developed by the Mathematics Assessment Resource Service (MARS) and Problems of the Month, (POM home page is cataloged separately) developed by the Noyce Foundation are included. The tasks were designed to measure students’ ability to solve non-routine problems, explain and justify their solutions, and promote high level thinking skills. Resources are listed for specific kindergarten standards and are also organized by progression for an alternate search route.
Instructional Strategy, Problem Set
Grade Level: K
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This page provides examples of Kindergarten Measurement and Data activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. A CCSS standard is stated and the possible activities are listed below and linked. All activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group, or whole class settings and are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in child-friendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format.
Activity
Grade Level: K
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