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Grade 2 Measurement and Data

What your student will learn?

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools (2.MD.1)
Quarter 3
Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths (2.MD.2)
Quarter 3
Estimate lengths using inches, feet, centimeters, and meters. (2.MD.3)
Quarter 3
Measure to compare two objects. (2.MD.4)
Quarter 3
Use addition and subtraction to solve word problems with lengths. (2.MD.5)
Quarter 3
Show whole numbers, sums, and differences on a number line. (2.MD.6)
Quarter 1, 2, 3, and 4
Tell and write time to the nearest five minutes. (2.MD.7)
Quarter 1, 2, 3, and 4
Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. (2.MD.8)
Quarter 1, 2, 3, and 4
Gather measurement data and show it on a line plot. (2.MD.9)
Quarter 4
Draw a picture graph and a bar graph to show data with up to four categories. (2.MD.9)
Quarter 4


  • Inch: a customary unit of length
  • Yard: a customary unit of length equal to 36 inches or 3 feet
  • Foot: a customary unit of length equal to 12 inches
  • Centimeter: a metric unit of length, about the width of your finger
  • Meter: a metric unit of length equal to 100 centimeters
  • Estimate: a number close to an exact amount
  • Length: the distance from one point to another
  • Equation: a number sentence with an equal sign, the amount on one side
    of the equal sign has the same value as the amount on the other side
  • Number Line: a diagram that represents numbers as points on a line
  • Analog Clock: a clock with numbers 1 to 12 around the face and rotating
    hands to show the hour, minutes, and seconds
  • Digital Clock: a clock that uses numerals only to show the time
  • Minute: a unit of time equal to 60 seconds
  • Hour: a unit of time equal to 60 minutes
  • Quarter Hour: a unit of time that measures fifteen minutes
  • Half Hour: a unit of time that measures thirty minutes
  • Half Past: thirty minutes past the hour
  • Penny: a coin worth 1 cent
  • Nickel: a coin worth 5 cents
  • Dime: a coin worth 10 cents
  • Quarter: a coin worth 25 cents
  • Data: Information that has numbers
  • Line Plot: a graph showing frequency of data on a number line
  • Table: an organized way to list data
  • Bar Graph: a graph that uses the height or length of rectangles to compare data
  • Picture Graph: a graph that uses pictures to show data


Activities At Home

  • Look at a TV guide and locate the time a favorite show starts. Have your child find that time on an analog clock.
  • Look through an ad in the paper to locate an item your child would want (less than &10.00). Have your child count out that much money, then ask them to make change from a $10.00 bill.
  • Have your child pick out two or three items in an ad, then add the amounts together to see how much the items would cost altogether.
  • Estimate the lengths of various objects around the house, such as a table, a book, a toothbrush, etc. Next, Measure the same objects using a ruler with inches and centimeters to compare the estimate to the actual length.
  • Measure the four sides of a square or rectangular table using inches, and then add the four sides together to find out how long the table is around.
  • Measure two different book lengths using centimeters. Compare the two lengths and determine how much longer one book is than the other.
  • Give your child various amounts of money to count, using dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.
  • Survey various family members about their favorite sport, color, ice cream flavor, or pizza topping. Create a bar graph to show the data.

Learning Links

Measure with Units

Match Prices with Coins

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

Create a Bar Graph

Representing Data

Build a Bar Graph

Probability and Graphing

Create a Graph

Choose the Best Measurement Tool

Analog and Digital Time

2nd Grade Common Core

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