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Grade 1 Measurement and Data

What Your Child Will Learn

Order three objects by length. (1.MD.1)
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Tell the length of an object with a whole number of units. (1.MD.2)
Quarter 4
Tell and write time in hours and half-hours. (1.MD.3)
Quarter 4
Organize, represent, and interpret data with three categories. (1.MD.4)
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  • Data: Information collected and used to analyze a specific concept or situation
  • Bar Graph: A graph that uses horizontal or vertical bars to display data
  • Picture Graph (Pictograph): A graph that uses pictures or symbols to show data
  • Key: Tells the value of each picture on a picture graph
  • Tally Marks: A mark used to record data collected in a survey
  • Hour: A period of time lasting 60 minutes
  • Half-hour: A period of time lasting 30 minutes
  • Analog clock: A clock that shows time by moving hands around a circle for hours,minutes, and sometimes seconds
  • Digital clock: A clock that shows time to the minute using digits
  • Length: The distance between two point or objects
  • Non-Standard Units of measurement: Any real item that can be used to measure. Examples include paperclips, cookies, pennies, or yarn
  • Standard Units of measurement: A traditional unit of measurement from the metric or customary system. Examples include inches, grams, pounds, cups, and liters

Activities At Home

  • Measure the length of various items around the house using different objects (crayons, pennies, etc.)
  • Keep track of your child's growth each month by measuring his/her height using standard and non-standard units of measurement.
  • Use an analog clock to show the time to the hour and half-hour.
  • Show your child the time on an analog clock and have them write what the time would look like on a digital clock.
  • Talk with your child about specific times that activities occur- eating breakfast, going to school, dinner time, bed time, etc.
  • Talk about graphs in newspapers and magazines.
  • Take a family survey and make a graph based on the data.
  • Use toothpicks or popsicle sticks to show tally marks.
  • Create a bar graph based on the amount of time your child reads, plays outside, or watches television.
  • Create a pictograph to show the number of hours of sleep or exercise your family gets each day.

Learning Links

Measure with Units

Create a Graph

Telling Time
Identify Time to the 1/2 Hour
Measure Weight

Create a Bar Graph

Representing Data

Build a Bar Graph

1st Grade Common Core

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