School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 1




State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

  • Clarification of Indicator and/or Objective
    Explanation and/or examples of indicator and/or objective
  • Prerequisite Skills
    Concepts students should understand before further instruction
  • Lesson Seeds
    Ideas/seeds for an objective-aligned activity
  • Higher Order
    Thinking Skills

    Examples of questions at various levels of cognitive demand
  • Sample Assessments
    Items and annotated student responses as appropriate

Standard 3.0 Knowledge of Measurement

Students will identify attributes, units, or systems of measurements or apply a variety of techniques, formulas, tools or technology for determining measurements.


A. Measurement Units


  • 1. Read measurement units
  1. Read a calendar to identify days of the week and months of the year
  2. Tell time in intervals of hours and half-hours using an analog clock
  3. Compare the same time on analog and digital clocks
  4. Read a thermometer to tell temperature to the nearest 10° F
  5. Compare and order objects by weight in pounds using a spring scale and a bathroom scale


B. Measurement Tools


  • 1. Measure in customary units
  1. Measure length of objects and pictures of objects to the nearest inch using a ruler
  2. Identify and compare units of capacity using cups and gallons
  3. Compare and order objects by weight in pounds using a spring scale and a bathroom scale
  4. Describe the attributes of length, weight, and capacity

Note: Highlighted assessment limits will be tested in the no calculator section of MSA. In the assessment limit, (0-10) or (-10 to 10) means all numbers in the problem or the answer will fall within the range of 0 to 10 (including endpoints) or -10 to 10 (including endpoints), respectively. All content standards are tested in MSA but not all objectives. Objectives that have an assessment limit are tested on MSA. Objectives without an assessment limit are not tested on MSA.

June 2004