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Measurement (Kindergarten)

Videos, solutions, and songs to help Kindergarten kids learn to describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

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.

Common Core Standards: K.MD.1 and K.MD.2

Learning Targets:

  • I can describe measurable attributes of objects.
  • I can describe the measurable attributes of a given object.
  • I can use measurement and geometric vocabulary when describing the attributes of objects
  • I can tell which object is longer (or shorter or taller) than the other by comparing them side by side.
  • I can tell which object can hold more (or less) than the other by filling up one of the objects and pouring it into the other one.
  • I can tell which object is heavier (or lighter) by lifting one in one hand and the other in my hand.
  • I can tell which object is warmer (or colder) than the other by touching them.
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Common Core for Kindergarten

Measurement game - Measuring Length
Length Measurement is a lesson to teach length measurement and its comparison. With simple examples kids will be made familiar with the concepts: short and long, wide and narrow, tall and short.
Length is the measurement of an object from one end to other.
Let's compare the length of the pencils using long, longer, and longest.
Let's compare the height of boys using tall, taller, and tallest.
Let's compare the size of jars using narrow, narrower, and narrowest. Measurable attributes
Compare objects using measurable attributes - size, weight, length, color.

Measurable attributes 2
Describing similarities and differences between buttons. Smallest to largest amount. Measure, Yeah, Measure
A song to help you learn how to measure length and weight. The Heaviest Catch
A story to help you learn about heavy, heavier, and heaviest. What's heavier or lighter than a lunch box?
A song about the things the Kindergarten children at school found out that were heavier than and lighter than a lunch box. The shoemaker and his ruler
Lesson for kids about rulers and measuring.

Try the free Mathway calculator and problem solver below to practice various math topics. Try the given examples, or type in your own problem and check your answer with the step-by-step explanations.
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