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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.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.

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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)
  • Size Shuffle
    The purpose of this task is for students to understand and practice using comparison language for height.
  • Which is Heavier?
    The teacher will pre-select a group of classroom objects (8-12) for the students to use. Each student will choose two objects to weigh. Each object will go in one side of the balance scale.
  • 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 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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