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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.

  • Georgia Standards of Excellence Mathematics
    GeorgiaStandards.Org (GSO) is a free, public website providing information and resources necessary to help meet the educational needs of students. The goal of this web site is to provide information that will enhance and support teaching and learning of Georgia standards.
  • Kindergarten Mathematics (Engage NY)
    In order to assist educators with the implementation of the Common Core, the New York State Education Department provides curricular modules in Pre-K-Grade 12 English Language Arts and Mathematics that schools and districts can adopt or adapt for local purposes.
  • 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.
  • Kindergarten Unit 4: Measuring and Analyzing Data (Georgia Standards)
    In this unit, students will describe and compare measurable attributes, classify objects and count the number of objects in each category.
  • 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.
  • Measurement and Data (K.MD) - Kindergarten Core Guide
    The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Kindergarten Mathematics - Measurement and Data (K.MD)
  • 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.

UEN logo - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialists - Patricia  Stephens-French or Molly  Basham and see the Mathematics - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - Jennifer  Throndsen.

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