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1st Grade Measurement and Data

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.  All files are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For Kindergarten and 2nd Grade Measurement and Data activities see the links below.


1st Grade Measurement and Data Activities

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 same-size 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:
Measuring with Sticks
Measuring Shoes
Measuring with Connecting Cubes
Measuring with Dominoes
Ordering Cuisenaire Rods

Measuring with Craftsticks

Tell and write time
1.MD3 Tell and write time in hours and half-hours 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.

Math Read Aloud Task Card:
Duck! Rabbit!


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1st Grade E-Books (click on a cover for more information)

1st Grade Math Journals
Math Projects K-2
K-2 Addition and Subtraction Strategies
1st Grade Math Journals Spanish

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