Lesson plan

10. Compare attributes of offset objects (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.MP5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP5
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Lesson objective: Apply the skill of measuring to a real world problem.

This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of measuring objects to a real-life  situation. Students are asked to help Ron and his principal measure and sort playground equipment.

Key Concept students will use: 

  • An object's length remains the same regardless of its position relative to another object.

Skills students will use:

  • measurement techniques
  • ability to sort

Students engage in Mathematical Practice 5 (Use appropriate tools strategically) as they measure each piece of playground equipment.

Key vocabulary: 

  • list
  • longer
  • measurement
  • shorter
  • same

Special materials needed:

  • print out of playground
  • linking cube ruler