Lesson Plans, Interactive Activities, Worksheets, and Links for Grades K - 12 Measurement

Key:  I = Introduced, D = Developing, A = State Assessed, M = Mastered

 D Compare and order objects according to length, capacity, and weight. D Recognize the need for standard units of measurement. D Demonstrate understanding of the concept of length. D Measure and estimate length using a variety of nonstandard units. I Use a ruler to measure a line segment to the nearest inch or centimeter. I Use scales to weigh an object to nearest pound or kilogram. D Recognize that a calendar is a way of measuring time. I Mark specified days and dates on a calendar and describe the relationship between days and months. D Determine time to the nearest hour and half-hour, using a standard clock. I Compare units of time. D Use a thermometer to measure temperature and determine the hotter/colder temperature by selecting the higher/lower column of two thermometers.

 D Compare and order objects according to length, capacity, and weight. I Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of perimeter and area. I Identify what can be measured about objects in the environment. D Identify time to the hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/snapdragon/yesflash/time-1.htm  (English /Welsh) ELL D Relate days, dates, weeks, and months to a calendar. D Explain the relationship between inches and feet. D Measure length to the nearest centimeter, foot, half-inch, and inch. I Estimate lengths and time intervals. I Solve problems involving elapsed time in hours. I Measure and estimate weight and capacity using a variety of nonstandard units. I Find area and perimeter using nonstandard units. D Read thermometers with Fahrenheit and Celsius scales.

 D Determine when an estimate of a measurement is sufficient. D Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of perimeter, area, and capacity. A Solve real-world problems using a calendar. A Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of one- or two-digit measurements. D Use strategies to estimate or determine length, perimeter, area, capacity, weight, time, and temperature. A Use estimation to determine if a length measurement is reasonable. D Explain the relationships among inches, feet, and yards. D Measure to the nearest centimeter, foot, half-inch, and inch. A Measure length to the nearest centimeter and inch. D Measure to the nearest liter, cup, pint, quart, and gallon. D Measure to the nearest ounce, pound, kilogram, and gram. D Find the perimeter of polygons. A Find the perimeter of a rectangle on a grid. D Select and apply the most appropriate standard units of length, area, capacity, weight, time, and temperature. A Select an appropriate standard unit to measure length. D Solve real-world problems involving measurement. A Solve real-world problems involving elapsed time to the half-hour. A Read thermometers with Fahrenheit and Celsius scales (positive whole number temperatures). A Read and write time at five-minute intervals. A Read and write time to the nearest hour, half-hour, and quarter-hour.

 D Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of length, perimeter, area, weight, capacity, volume, time, and angle measure. D Estimate using standard units of measure. A Select appropriate standard units to measure length, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, weight, time, temperature, and angles. A Use estimation to determine if a length or volume measurement is reasonable. I Demonstrate understanding that measurements are approximations. D Demonstrate understanding of the relationships among units of length. D Explore perimeter and area using a variety of models (e.g., geoboards, graph paper). A Find the perimeter of rectangles. D Select and use tools to measure weight and volume in customary or metric units. A Measure length to the nearest 1/4 inch or nearest centimeter. A Tell time to the nearest minute. A Read temperature using Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometers. D Develop strategies for estimating the perimeters and areas (such as counting square units) of geometric figures. A Apply the formula for finding the area of a rectangle. A Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of measurements. A Solve real-world problems involving elapsed time to the quarter-hour.

 D Demonstrate understanding of the concepts of length, perimeter, circumference, area, weight, capacity, volume, elapsed time, and angle measure. D Demonstrate understanding that measurements are approximations. I Understand how differences in units affect precision of measurements. D Demonstrate understanding of the relationships among the units within both customary and metric systems of measurement. A Connect simple units of measurement within the same system of measurement. A Use estimation to determine if a length or volume measurement is reasonable. A Select appropriate standard units to measure length, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, weight, time, temperature, and angles. D Explore what happens to measurements of a two-dimensional shape when the shape is changed in some way (e.g., perimeter, area). A Use strategies to estimate perimeter and area of rectangles. D Select and use appropriate standard units to measure length, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, weight, time, temperature, and angles. D Select and use appropriate tools for measuring in real-world situations. A Use a ruler to measure to the nearest centimeter and ¼ inch. A Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of measurements. A Solve real-world problems involving perimeter and area of rectangles. A Solve real-world problems involving elapsed time. A Read temperatures on a thermometer using Fahrenheit and Celsius scales. A Apply formulas to find the area of parallelograms and triangles. D Explain and demonstrate how scale in maps and drawings shows relative size and distance. I Develop informal strategies to determine the surface area and volume of rectangular solids.

 M Understand both metric and customary systems of measurement. A Convert from one unit to another within the same system. A Select units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume. D Understand, select, and use units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, areas, surface area, and volume. A Estimate length, perimeter, circumference, area, and volume using a variety of strategies. A Determine the distance between two points on the x- or the y-axis in Quadrant I. D Select and apply techniques and tools to accurately measure length, perimeter, area, volume, and angles to appropriate levels of precision. A Apply formulas to determine the areas of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, and circles. D Develop and use formulas to determine the circumference of circles. A Find or estimate area of irregular and complex shapes. I Develop strategies to determine the surface area and volume of selected prisms and cylinders. D Construct tables and graphs to represent rates of change. A Solve problems involving scale factors using ratios and proportions.

M

Understand both metric and customary systems of measurement.

A

Convert from one unit to another within the same system.

A

Select units of appropriate size and type to measure angles, perimeter, area, surface area, and volume.

A

Estimate length, perimeter, circumference, area, and volume using a variety of strategies.

D

Select and apply techniques and tools to accurately measure length, perimeter, area, volume, and angles to appropriate levels of precision.

A

Apply formulas to find the circumference  and area of circles.

A

Apply formulas to find the area of triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids.

A

Estimate or find the area of irregular and complex shapes.

I

Apply given formulas to find volume of selected prisms and cylinders.

D

Compare and contrast the volumes of a variety of geometric solids.

A

Solve real-world problems involving rate/time/distance (i.e., d = rt).

A

Solve problems involving scale factors using ratios and proportion.

A

Solve real-world problems using the Pythagorean theorem (no radicals).

D

Construct tables and graphs to represent rates of change.

D

Find measures using proportional relationships and properties of similar figures.

Determine the measures of angles by applying angle relationships (e.g., complementary, supplementary, interior, exterior, and vertical corresponding).

 Amie Lambert Jefferson County Schools