Reflection: Standards Alignment Math Centers - Measurement and Review - Section 2: Introducing Centers

Two Common Core Standards mention measurement.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.1  Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.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 heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter.
These standards don't specifically mention kindergarten students needing to actually be able to measure.  Because of this, I focused my measurement lessons more on describing objects using measurement terminology and comparisons.  For centers I chose to include some activities where students could actually measure using nonstandard measurement tools.  I found that the students really enjoyed measuring and will now be more prepared for the following first grade standard.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.MD.A.2  Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.

Expanding on the Standard
Standards Alignment: Expanding on the Standard

Math Centers - Measurement and Review

Unit 6: Graphing and Measurement
Lesson 10 of 18

Big Idea: In order to pull small groups during math instruction, the rest of the students need engaging activities that they can complete independently. These centers allow students to practice a variety of math skills including measurement.

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Math, Measurement, math centers, shapes, Graphing, sorting, length, weight, Literacy in Math
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Christina Yingling-Smith

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