School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade K




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. Explore measurement units
  1. Order, compare, and describe objects by attributes such as: length/height, weight, capacity
  2. Recognize time by identifying days of the week and by using terms such as: yesterday, today, tomorrow, morning, afternoon, night, before, after
  3. Compare and describe temperature such as: temperature in January as compared to temperature in July


B. Measurement Tools


  • 1. Measure in non-standard units
  1. Measure length of objects and pictures of objects
  2. Explore and compare the capacity of containers
  3. Explore and compare weight of objects

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