Mathematics Kindergarten

Strand: MEASUREMENT AND DATA (K.MD)

Describe and compare measurable attributes of objects (Standards K.MD.1–2) and classify objects and count the number of objects in each category (Standard K.MD.3).
• Find a Partner
This lesson is designed to help students understand and apply measurement by finding someone else to compare size of hands, arms and feet.
• Goodie Bags
In this task students compare 3 quantities and order them from least to greatest using various items.
• IXL Game: Sorting, ordering, and classifying: Put numbers up to 30 in order
This game helps the kindergartener classify objects into given categories. This is just one of many online games that supports the Utah Math core. Note: The IXL site requires subscription for unlimited use.
• Kindergarten Mathematics Module 3: Comparison of Length, Weight, Capacity, and Numbers to 10
After students observed, analyzed, and classified objects by shape into pre-determined categories in Module 2, they now compare and analyze length, weight, volume, and, finally, number in Module 3. The module supports students understanding of amounts and their developing number sense. The module culminates in a three-day exploration, one day devoted to each attribute: length, weight, and volume.
• Longer and Heavier? Shorter and Heavier?
The purpose of this task is for students to compare two objects according to different measurable attributes. Students should work on comparing objects along a single measurable attribute before tackling this task.
• Longer and Shorter
The purpose of this task is for students to compare the height of two objects. This task would be good independent practice for students after they have been introduced to the idea of taller and shorter in a whole group setting.
• Size Shuffle
The purpose of this task is for students to understand and practice using comparison language for height.
• Sort and Count I
Using cards or various objects students must look at the items and decide two or three different ways to sort them.
• Sort and Count II
The purpose of this task is for students to sort the same set of objects according to different attributes and to practice counting to tell the number of objects in a set.
• USBE Core Guide for Domain: Measurement and Data (KMD1)
This math guide provides academic vocabulary, instructional strategies, teacher resources, and assessment tasks for the Measurement and Data domain.
• USBE Core Guide for Domain: Measurement and Data (KMD2)
This math guide provides academic vocabulary, instructional strategies, teacher resources, and assessment tasks for the Measurement and Data domain.
• USBE Core Guide for Domain: Measurement and Data (KMD3)
This math guide provides academic vocabulary, instructional strategies, teacher resources, and assessment tasks for the Measurement and Data domain.
• Unit 1: Counting With Friends
In this unit, students will recognize and order numbers 0-20, count to tell the number of objects (to 20), compare numbers (to 10), and write the numbers 0-20.
• Unit 2: Comparing Numbers
For numbers 11 to19, Kindergarten students choose, combine, and apply strategies for answering quantitative questions. This includes composing and decomposing numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones by writing and representing the numbers, counting and producing sets of given sizes, counting the number of objects in combined sets, or counting the number of objects that remain in a set after some are taken away. Objects, pictures, actions, and explanations are used to solve problems and represent thinking.
• Unit 3: Sophisticated Shapes
Students describe their physical world using geometric ideas (e.g., shape, orientation, spatial relations) and vocabulary. They identify, name, and describe basic two-dimensional shapes, such as squares, triangles, circles, rectangles, and hexagons, presented in a variety of ways (e.g., with different sizes and orientations), as well as three-dimensional shapes such as cubes, cones, cylinders, and spheres. They use basic shapes and spatial reasoning to model objects in their environment and to construct more complex shapes.
• Unit 4: Measuring and Analyzing Data
In this unit, students will describe and compare measurable attributes, classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.
• Which is Longer?
The purpose of this task is for students to compare two objects to determine which object is longer and which object is shorter. This task asks students to work at the most basic level of measuring for kindergarteners, comparing one object to another without the use of a measuring tool.
• Which is heavier?
The purpose of this task is for students to use a balance scale to compare the weights of two different objects. It is best if the objects appear to be close to the same weight so that comparing them on a balance scale is meaningful. This task also introduces students to the way in which a balance scale works, which is not obvious.
• Which weighs more? Which weighs less?
In this activity students choose from a varied group of blocks and compare two by weight.

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