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).

Standard K.MD.1

Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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 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.

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