As set out by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in the Common Core State Standards Initiative. For more information, please visit the Measurement and Data domain at the Common Core State Standards website.
September 4, 2015
A student explains how his classroom's attendance chart is used.
This video from our Focus on the Lesson series demonstrates an activity for teaching capacity in kindergarten and preschool. Students look at two containers and try to determine which one would hold more liquid.
Children measure all of the time, even if they're not using rulers or numbers while doing so. There are many great children's books about measurement that spur on children's natural fascination with the subject.
In this video, students brainstorm ways to sort their shoes. Later, they graphically organize the data from the sets they created.
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll and A Pig is Big by Douglas Florian are two children's story books that present opportunities for children to explore the mathematical concept of measurement, particularly the Big…
Angela Giglio Andrews shares an anecdote in which an order of french fries shared between a mother and her child led to questions involving measurement and other rich mathematical concepts.
Lyn English explains an exploratory method of teaching math. "The children's learning was extended beyond the curriculum because they discovered a lot of the mathematical ideas themselves."
A kindergarten student finds a way to sort cups by capacity.
The Growing Story and Three Feet Small are two wonderful picture books that address a “math all around us" concept: growing taller.
A student determines the relative lengths of different objects.