Topic Fourteen: Describe and Compare Measurable Attributes

Desired Results

Transfer:
1. Makes sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
4. Model with mathematics.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
6. Attend to precision.
7. Look for and make use of structure.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Established Goals:
  • K.MD.1: Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
  • K.MD.2. Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/“less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/shorter

Student I Can Statements:
  • I can tell about and compare things that can be measured.
  • I can show and tell about the parts of a thing that I can measure.
  • I can compare two things that are measured using the same tool by using words like longer and shorter.
Big Ideas:

Measurement
Some attributes of objects are measurable and can be quantified using unit amounts

Practices, Processes, and Proficiencies
Mathematics content and practices can be applied to solve problems.
Essential Questions:
  • How can objects be compared by length, height, capacity, and weight?
Students will know...
  • When you compare by length or height, you are thinking about how long or tall objects are. Objects can be compared by length or height to see which is longer/taller and which is shorter.
  • When you compare by capacity, you are thinking about how much objects hold. Objects can be compared by capacity to see which holds more and which holds less.
  • When you compare by weight you are thinking about how heavy objects are. Objects can be compared by weight to see which is heavier and which is lighter.
  • Objects have measurable attributes that can be recognized and described.
  • Mathematicians are careful about what they write and say, so their ideas are clear.

Vocabulary:
height, length, longer, shorter, taller, capacity, balance scale, heavier, lighter, weighs, weight, attribute,


Students will be skilled at...
  • Comparing objects by length and height
  • Comparing objects by capacity
  • Comparing objects by weight
  • Describing objects using attributes
  • Describing how objects can be measured
  • Solving problems about objects with measurable attributes by using precision.

Assessment Evidence

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Learning Plan

Learning Activities:

14-1 Compare by Length and Height: Comparing objects by length and height
14-2 Compare by Capacity: Comparing objects by capacity
14-3 Compare by Weight: Comparing objects by weight
14-4 Describe Objects by Attribute: Describing objects using attributes
14-5 Describe Objects by Measurable Attributes: Describing how objects can be measured
14-6 Math Practices and Problem Solving: Precision Solving problems about objects with measurable attributes by using precision.
Resources:

Problem of the month:

Geometry


Centers:


SmartBoard Activities/Games:
Playdough Shapes
Shapes on the Geoboard