Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Record the mass of an object including the appropriate unit of measure (e.g., 24 grams).
Measure the length of objects in both metric and U.S. Customary units, measuring to the nearest inch (1/2 , 1/4 , 1/8), foot, yard, mile, millimeter, centimeter, or meter, and record the length including the appropriate unit of measure (e.g., 24 inches).
Measure the liquid volume of everyday objects in U.S. Customary units, including cups, pints, quarts, and gallons, and record the volume including the appropriate unit of measure (e.g., 24 gallons).
Determine an appropriate unit of measure (ounce, pound, gram, and kilogram) to use when measuring the weight/mass of everyday objects in both U.S. Customary and metric units. (b)
Identify a balance scale or a pan scale as a tool for measuring weight.
When children’s initial explorations of length, weight, and volume involve the use of nonstandard units, they develop some understanding about the need for standard measurement units for length, weight, and volume, especially when they communicate about these measures.
Measure the weight of objects, using a balance or pan scale with various nonstandard units (e.g., paper clips, bean bags, cubes).
Premature use of instruments or formulas leaves children without the understanding necessary for solving measurement problems.
Record the weight/mass of an object with the unit of measure (e.g., 24 grams). (b)
When measuring with U.S. Customary units, students should be able to measure to the nearest part of an inch (1/2,1/4,1/8), foot, or yard.