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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.
  • Grade 2 Math Module 7: Problem Solving with Length, Money, and Data (Engage NY)
    Module 7 presents an opportunity for students to practice addition and subtraction strategies within 100 and problem-solving skills as they learn to work with various types of units within the contexts of length, money, and data. Students represent categorical and measurement data using picture graphs, bar graphs, and line plots. They revisit measuring and estimating length from Module 2, though now using both metric and customary units.
  • Grade 2 Unit 3: Understanding Measurement, Length, and Time (Georgia Standards)
    In this unit students will know the following customary units for measuring length: inch, foot, yard, recognize the need for standard units of measure, understand the relationship of hours and days and nderstand the importance, usefulness of reasonable estimations and e able to represent the length of several objects by making a line plot.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Measurement and Data (2.MD) - Second Grade Core Guide
    The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and educators around the state of Utah developed these guides for Second Grade Mathematics - Measurement and Data (2.MD)

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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