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.