Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Identify different types of scales as instruments to measure weight.
mass: grams and kilograms;
weight: ounces, pounds, and tons;
Estimate the liquid volume of containers in U.S. Customary units of measure to the nearest cup, pint, quart, and gallon.
Estimate and measure length in U.S. Customary and metric units, measuring to the nearest part of an inch (1/2, 1/4, 1/8), and to the nearest foot, yard, millimeter, centimeter, or meter, and record the length including the unit of measure (e.g., 24 inches). (a)
The student will identify the instruments used to measure length (ruler), weight (scale), time (clock: digital and analog; calendar: day, month, and season), and temperature (thermometer).
Benchmarks of common objects need to be established for each of the specified units of measure (e.g., the liquid volume of a small glass of orange juice is about one cup). Practical experiences measuring the volume of familiar objects help to establish benchmarks and facilitate the student’s ability to estimate measures.
Metric units for measurement of length include millimeters, centimeters, meters, and kilometers. Appropriate measuring devices include centimeter ruler, meter stick, and tape measure.
Identify the appropriate tools (e.g., protractor and straightedge or angle ruler as well as available software) used to measure and draw angles.
Balances are appropriate measuring devices to measure weight in U.S. Customary units (ounces, pounds) and mass in metric units (grams, kilograms).