Measurement Vocabulary and Outcomes for K  9
K  3 Vocabulary for measurement, time, money
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Measurement Areas and Outcomes
Kindergarten
Linear 
Longer, shorter, compare objects linear measures 
Area 
Tiling problems (how many tiles to cover this paper? How many cards are needed to cover the desk?) 
Volume & Capacity 
Volume: which container can hold more (i.e. compare two trash cans) 
Weight & Mass 
Use a balance 
Time 
Duration of a minute, second 
First Grade
General 
Identify objects as larger, smaller, more,
equal, less 
Linear 
Longer, shorter, compare objects linear measures 
Area 
Tiling problems (how many tiles to cover this paper? How many to cover the desk?) 
Volume & Capacity 
Volume: which container can hold more (i.e. compare two trash cans) 
Weight & Mass 
Put objects on a balance and identify the
heavier or lighter 
Time 
Identifying past, present, and future 
Money 
Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar 
Temperature  Hot (swimming weather or warmer) medium (room temperature)
cold (Winter jackets snow, ice, refrigerator) 
Second Grade
Linear 
Vocabulary: centimeters, length, foot, meter Measure to the nearest foot, inch, estimating lengths of objects 
Area 
Tiling problems (hexagons on a triangle, desk area) 
Volume & Capacity 
Recognize cup, pint, quart, gallon 
Weight & Mass 
Identify ounces, pounds, 
Time 
Tell time on digital and analog clocks Elapsed time 
Temperature 
Read a thermometer (should be onetoone correspondence, 0100 showing each increment) 
Money 
Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar 
Temperature  Hot warm cool cold 
Third Grade
Linear 
Tell that standard units help communicate
measurements better than non standard. Perimeter 
Area 
Placing square cards within a large shape
drawn on the floor. Students count the number of squares within the shape
to estimate the area of the shape. 
Volume & Capacity 
Arrange a group of different sized containers from least volume to most volume. Estimate volumes of irregular shapes. 
Weight & Mass 
Students estimate the weights of two objects, then place the objects on a twopan balance and find each object mass/weight. 
Time 
Complete a timeline of the student’s
day. Listing activities done and at what time. 
Money 
Identify penny, nickel, dime, quarter, dollar 
Temperature  Hot warm cool cold freezing boiling Celsius Fahrenheit 
Estimate 
4  6 Vocabulary for measurement, time, money
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Measurement Areas and Outcomes
Fourth Grade
General 
Use measurement in problem solving Explore metric system Measuring using nonstandard and standard units 
Linear 
Use metric units 
Area 
Find area in shapes with right angles 
Volume & Capacity 
Find capacity Quarts in a gallon 
Weight & Mass 
Use metric units 
Time 
Tell time to the nearest minute and second Elapsed time AM PM military time 
Angles 
Use a protractor to measure angles Measure angles in degrees 
Temperature 
Celsius and Fahrenheit 
Money 
Count money 
Measurement Areas and Outcomes
Fifth Grade
Linear 
Know how to measure using various instruments (inches, feet, yards, miles, millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers) to 1/2 of a unit. 
Area 
Find and label area in square units for linear
measurements 
Volume & Capacity 
Find volume of cubes, rectangular prisms 
Weight & Mass 
Use a balance Use ounces, pounds, tons, grams, kilograms, and metric tons to find the mass of objects 
Time 
Tell time and do time problems with seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years 
Angles 
Use a protractor to measure angles Measure angles in degrees 
Money 
Count money 
Measurement Areas and Outcomes
Sixth Grade
Linear 
Measure using various instruments (inches,
feet, yards, miles, millimeters, centimeters, meters, kilometers) to 1/2
of a unit. 
Area 
know how to find and label (square units
for linear units) area (rectangles, squares, parallelograms, triangles,
circles) 
Volume & Capacity 
Cups, pints, quarts, gallons, milliliter,
liter, 
Weight & Mass 
Use a balance Use ounces, pounds, grams, and kilograms to find the mass of objects 
Time 
Tell time and do time problems with seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years 
Angles 
Use a protractor to measure angles Measure angles in degrees 
Temperature 
Use a thermometer and read temperature to one degree 
Metric 
Visual representation of mm cm m km g kg
ml l Estimate foot and yard to meters 
Money 
Count money 
7  9 Vocabulary for measurement, time, money
Measurement  Time  Money 


