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Kindergarten Measurement and Data

Kindergarten Math Journal

This page provides examples of Kindergarten 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 measurement and data activities are suitable for use in Math Centers, small group or whole class settings. All files for the Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities listed are in PDF format and can be accessed using Adobe Reader. For 1st and 2nd Grade Measurement and Data Activities see the links below.

Kindergarten Measurement and Data Activities

Describe and compare measureable attributes
K.MD1 Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

Possible Activities:
Using a Balance Scale

Measurement Sentence Frames Set 1
Measurement Sentence Frames Set 2
Concept Books: Have each child complete the sentences and illustrate their own copy or enlarge the pages and make them into a class Big Book or wall story.
What is Heavy?
What is Light?
What is Long?
What is Short?
What is Tall?

K Measurement Activities

K.MD2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of/less of” the attribute, and describe the differences.
Possible Activities:
Is it Longer?
Is it Shorter?
Comparing Towers
Which is Heavier?
Which Weighs More?
Which is Longer?

Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category
K.MD3 Classify objects into given categories; count the number in each category and sort the categories by count. (Limit category counts to be less than or equal to 10)

Possible Activities:
Sorting Attribute Blocks
Button Sort
Pattern Block Sort 

Measurement and Data Read Alouds

More Measurement and Data Resources

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