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.2

Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the length of two pencils and describe one as shorter or longer.

• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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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