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This page provides examples of 1st Grade Measurement and Data Activities aligned with the Common Core State Standards. These activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. All 1st Grade Measurement and Data activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings. Instructions for each task are typed in large print and written in childfriendly language to enable students to work on activities independently after a brief introduction to the task. All files for the activities listed are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Measurement and Data activities see the links below.


Measure lengths indirectly and by iterating length units
1.MD1 Order three objects by length; compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.
Possible Activities:
Which is Longest?
Scoop and Order
1.MD2 Express the length of an object as a whole number of
length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length
unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is
the number of samesize length units that span it with no gaps or
overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object is being measured is
spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.
Possible Activities: 

Tell and write time
1.MD3 Tell and write time in hours and halfhours using analog and digital clocks
Possible Activities:
My Favorite Time of Day
Time Barrier Game
Time Barrier Game Grid
Represent and interpret data
1.MD4 Organize, represent, and interpret data with up
to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data
points, how many in each category; and how many more or less are in one
category than another.
Possible Activities:
Duck! Rabbit!

