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# 7. Apply measurement techniques to solve problems (A)

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.K.MD.A.2 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/K/MD/A/2
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP3 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP3

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Lesson objective: Gain exposure to using measurement tools for weight.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of comparing the single attribute of weight to a real-life situation. Students are asked to help two students determine which of their containers is heavier.

Key Concept students will use:

• Objects can be compared based on an attribute they share

Skills students will use:

• identifying a single attribute between objects
• comparing
• articulating differences between objects

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 3 (Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others) as they predict and determine which student is correct in this situation.

Key vocabulary:

• balance
• heavier
• lighter
• measurement
• scale
• weight

Special materials needed:

• pan balance
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