This page provides samples of 2nd grade measurement and data activities suitable for use in math centers, small group, or whole class settings. All activities are designed to elicit a range of responses and provide opportunities for students to communicate their reasoning and mathematical thinking. Download the sample activities under each standard or purchase the 2nd Grade Math Centers eBook and have all the Number, Geometry, Measurement and Data Centers you’ll need for the entire school year in one convenient digital file.

**2.MD.A.1 **Measure the length of an object by selecting and using
appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and
measuring tapes.**Sample Activities:Measuring PathsMeasuring with a Meter Stick**

Measure it Twice

Measuring in Inches and Feet

Measuring in Centimeters and Meters

Comparing Lengths in Centimeters

Gummy Worm Stretch

How Far Can You Jump?

**2.MD.B.5 **Use addition and subtraction within 100 to solve word problems involving lengths that are given in the same units, e.g., by using drawings (such as drawings of rulers) and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.**Sample Activity:**

Length Word Problems**2.MD.B.6** Represent whole numbers as lengths from 0 on a number line diagram with equally spaced points corresponding to the numbers 0,1,2 …, and represent whole-number sums and differences within 100 on a number line diagram.**Included**** in**** ****2nd Grade Math Centers:**

Jumping Frogs (v. 1)

Jumping Frogs (v. 2)

**2.MD.C.7 **Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.**Sample Activity:**Time Barrier Game

Time Match (v. 3 & 4)

Time Bump (v. 1-3)

a.m. or p.m.?

**2.MD.C.8 **Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies using $ and cent symbols appropriately. Example: If you have 2 dimes and 3 pennies, how many cents do you have?**Sample Activities:**

Money Board

Which Has the Greater Value?**Math Read Aloud Task Cards:**

A Quarter from the Tooth Fairy **A Chair for My Mother ****Also included**** in**** ****2nd Grade Math Centers:****Coin Sort****Coin Scoop (v. 1-3)****Coin Barrier Game****Money Word Problems**

**2.MD.D.9 **Generate measurement data by measuring lengths of several objects to the nearest whole unit, or by making repeated measurements of the same object. Show the measurements by making a line plot, where the horizontal scale is marked off in whole-number units.**Sample Activity:**Measurement Line Plot

**2.MD.D.10** Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put-together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.**Sample Activity:**

Button Bar Graph**Also included**** in**** ****2nd Grade Math Centers:****Button Picture Graph****Collecting and Representing Data**