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Describing and Comparing Measurements Worksheets

At this grade level we are working on basic vocabulary in the form of words and phrases to help us describe things so that we are able to properly communicate with others. Students spend most of their time focused on length and weight. The goal is that they will not only be able to measure those two attributes, but also be able to compare them between two or more objects through the means of a direct comparison. It is helpful to begin students working solely on two dimensional objects. Once they have that mastered, you can move to the third dimension. I find if I introduce it too fast, I end up losing a few of my students. These worksheets teach students how to describe measurements they have made and how to compare them to others.

Aligned Standard: Kindergarten - MD.1

How to Describe Measurements

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This disciplines of math and science are filled with different forms of measurements. The level of required accuracy and precision is often up in the air. It entirely depends on your purpose for taking the measurement. For example, if you are measuring your feet to buy a pair of sneakers that fit perfectly, you will need to be accurate. If you are patching a hole in the wall and you want to know if you should buy a 3 foot or 6-foot-wide pie of drywall, you do not need to be all that accurate.

Students tend to get confused on the significance of their results in mixing up the concepts about different units of measurements. In order not to get into a situation like this one, it is crucial to understand the defined standards of measurement system you are working with. For example when measuring length in metric units, it would be in meters. If we were using the Imperial system, it would be in feet.

Measurement can be defined as the act of determining the depth, capacity, length, weight, height or any other capacity of a target. A number of terms are similar to measurement, but they vary according to the problem it is measured in. The common measurements are:

Length is a linear measurement of anything from end to end. Linear means that you can use it to measure the distance between two points (a line). Width: The measurement of something from side to side. Height is the measurement of something from head to toe. Depth is the measure of something from the top of the surface to the bottom.

Time is a measure that we use to compare the duration of events and gaps between them. The standard unit used is seconds. The interesting thing is that time is entirely based on the movement of planet Earth. There are twenty-four hours in day because that is how long it takes the Earth to rotate on its axis. There are 365 1/4 days in year because that is how long it takes the planet to revolve around the sun.

Mass is a measure of how much matter something is composed of. When on Earth, mass is equal to weight. In the metric system kilograms is the standard unit. The Imperial measurement system recognizes pounds as the standard unit for mass.

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