Strand: MEASUREMENT AND DATA (2.MD)

Measure and estimate lengths in standard units (Standards 2.MD.1–4) and relate addition and subtraction to length (Standards 2.MD.5–6). They work with time and money (Standards 2.MD.7–8). They represent and interpret data (Standards 2.MD.9–10).

Standard 2.MD.9

Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.

• Bar Graph Sorter
The objectives of this lesson are to introduce bargraphs and ask students to sort them by a particular attribute.
• Favorite Ice Cream Flavor
The purpose of this task is for students to represent and interpret categorical data. So this task could be used with advanced first graders or second graders just beginning to work with bar graphs.
• Graphing with Colors
This Teaching Channel video and lesson plan has students find colored squares around the room and then create a bar graph. (4 minutes)
• Growing Bean Plants
This task adds some rigor to this common activity, by collecting actual growth data, providing practice for students in measuring and recording length measurements.
• Hand Span Measures
This could be used as a class activity, or students could gather and plot data on separate line plots from different age groups.
• Histogram
This activity will help students understand histograms by allowing them to make their own.
• How Tall are We?
In this lesson students will understand measurement by measuring their classmates using building blocks and then record their data.
• Longest Walk
Given a map, students in this task locate two points and draw a line between them and then calculate the length of the line.
• USBE Core Guide for Domain: Measurement and Data (2MD10)
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 (2MD9)
This math guide provides academic vocabulary, instructional strategies, teacher resources, and assessment tasks for the Measurement and Data domain.

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