• What Your Child Will Learn

    • Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. (K.MD.1)
    • Compare two objects with common measurable attribute, to see which object has “more or”/“less of” the attribute.
    • Sort objects into categories; count the numbers of objects in each category. (K.MD.3)


    K Measurement and DataCards. PDF

    • Attribute: A characteristic of an object that students use to define the object.
    • Example:Thin, thick, small, large, 3 sides, 4 sides, etc.
    • Length: The distance between two points or objects
    • Weight: A measure of how heavy something is
    • Sorting: Grouping objects based on similar attributes
    • Non-Standard Units of measurement: Any real item that can be used to measure. Examples include paper clips, cookies, pennies, or yarn

    Activities at Home

    • Trace your foot with chalk outside. Trace a friend’s or family member’s foot too. Which foot is longer?
    • Sort a bag of skittles or other candy by color. Count each color. What color has the most? What color has the least?
    • Get three different cups. Put them in order from shortest to tallest.
    • Sort the mail by name. Who has the least amount of mail? Who has the most amount of mail?
    • Find 3 objects in the home that are longer than your shoe.