# Standard 1: Identify and compare measurable attributes of objects.

General Information
Number: MA.K.M.1
Title: Identify and compare measurable attributes of objects.
Type: Standard
Subject: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Strand: Measurement

## Related Benchmarks

This cluster includes the following benchmarks.

## Related Access Points

This cluster includes the following access points.

## Access Points

MA.K.M.1.AP.1
Explore the attributes of a single object that can be measured such as length or weight.
MA.K.M.1.AP.2
Directly compare two objects to determine which is longer/shorter or heavier/lighter.
MA.K.M.1.AP.3
Express the length of an object, up to 10 units long, as a whole number of lengths using non-standard objects laid end to end with no gaps or overlaps.

## Related Resources

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## Formative Assessments

Describing the Length of Pencils:

Students describe the measurable attributes of an unsharpened pencil and a sharpened pencil.

Type: Formative Assessment

Taller or Shorter:

Students compare their heights to that of a partner and describe the difference in their heights.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using Tiles to Measure:

Students use color tiles to measure the lengths of two figures shown on the accompanying worksheet.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using Paper Clips to Measure:

Students use paper clips to measure the length of two pictured items.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using Cubes to Measure Height:

Students determine their heights determined by cutting a length of string to show this measurement. Then using snap cubes they measure the length of the string.

Note: The measurement of the string will extend past 20 units, use this task with students who demonstrate a readiness to go beyond the measurement of 20 units.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measuring the Width and Height of a Book:

Students are asked to use cubes to determine the length of different sized edges of a book.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measure With Paper Clips:

Students measure the length of an unsharpened pencil with paper clips.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measure With Color Tiles:

Students use color tiles to measure the length of rectangles.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measurable Attributes of an Elephant:

Students describe an elephant in terms of weight and length.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measurable Attributes of a Paper Clip:

Students describe a paper clip in terms of weight and length.

Type: Formative Assessment

Longer Than:

Students are asked to compare the lengths of their arms to items around the classroom.

Type: Formative Assessment

Compare Two Bags:

Students compare the weights of two sandwich bags, one containing cotton balls and one containing rice.

Type: Formative Assessment

Compare Lengths of Cubes:

Students compare the lengths of two trains of cubes and are assessed in order to determine if they understand conservation of length.

Type: Formative Assessment

Comparing Lengths:

Students are asked to compare the lengths of two pieces of string.

Type: Formative Assessment

Attributes of a Car:

Students are asked to name at least three measurable attributes of a car and what could be measured for each object, length or weight.

Type: Formative Assessment

## Lesson Plans

Spring Festival Flower:

In this MEA, students will help pick a flower that will be the focus of the Spring Festival.  They will practice counting pictures and representing the number of pictures with a written numeral.

Type: Lesson Plan

Moving on Up:

This MEA lesson is designed for a Kindergarten grade level. Students will be working in small groups to figure out what moving company is best for a family that is moving to a different state and they will learn about weight by differentiating between heavy items and lighter items. The students will be using criteria such as pricing, moving of vehicles, speed, safety and overall rating.

Type: Lesson Plan

Balancing Equations:

This is an engaging, hands-on lesson to help the students understand the meaning of the equal sign. The lesson is written using a pan/equal arm balance but may be done with just connecting cubes.

Type: Lesson Plan

Fishy Lengths - Which fish is right for my aquarium?:

Students explore lengths of fish to determine if fish are too long to fit in different sized aquariums. Students will use non-standard units and measuring tools to compare the lengths of fish and boxes without being able to directly hold the fish near the boxes.

Type: Lesson Plan

## Professional Development

What Does It Mean To Measure?:

This is a professional development session from the Learning Math series from Annenberg. Learners will begin to explore the questions "What can be measured?" and "What does it mean to measure something?" Learners identify measurable properties of objects such as weight, surface area, and volume, and discuss which metric units are appropriate for measuring these properties. Learners will also learn that measurement is, by its nature, approximate. Finally, learners will consider how to make measurements using nonstandard units. This session features a number of problems for learners to solve and open-ended questions to discuss, videos that demonstrate measurement techniques, and an interactive activity that asks learners to construct shapes using different size triangles to foster understanding of area and perimeter. There are also nine homework problems in which learners are asked to generate different measurements, graph measurements, and evaluate the appropriateness of the measurements generated using a data chart. Many of the professional development activities can be used directly in the classroom.

Type: Professional Development

## Tutorial

Measuring Length With No Gaps or Overlaps:

In this video tutorial from Khan Academy, called, "Measuring a golden statue", we see an example of how to solve a problem in which we measure an object with same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Type: Tutorial

## Student Resources

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## Tutorial

Measuring Length With No Gaps or Overlaps:

In this video tutorial from Khan Academy, called, "Measuring a golden statue", we see an example of how to solve a problem in which we measure an object with same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Type: Tutorial

## Parent Resources

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## Tutorial

Measuring Length With No Gaps or Overlaps:

In this video tutorial from Khan Academy, called, "Measuring a golden statue", we see an example of how to solve a problem in which we measure an object with same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Type: Tutorial