Type:

Unit

Description:

Students will use standard and non-standard units of measurement and measuring tools to compare various measurements of objects in terms of mass, length, capacity, and area. Integrated hands-on math activities are also included in this kit.

This collection is available as downloadable PDFs, but portions of the content are found in wiki format (see WIKI Learning Experiences and Resources) which can be edited or built up with other materials on the same topic by members of the Curriki community.

More About CABOCES

Welcome to the Math, Science, and Technology Department (MST) of Cattaraugus Allegany Board of Cooperative Educational Services (CA BOCES). As a department of Instructional Support Services (ISS), we provide Math, Science, and Technology kits along with support services to meet the needs of the individual districts in our area. The BOCES Teaching and Learning Center at Allegany provides hands-on math, science, and technology kits to over twenty area school districts in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. Our department provides forty-three different varieties of kit topics. The kits cover topics in math, life science, physical science, chemistry, and earth science. Each kit contains a teacher's manual, student activity book, materials inventory list, instructional video, and materials needed to complete each learning experience. Each kit aligns with the New York State standards and prepares students for the New York State assessments.

Contact Information

BOCES Teaching & Learning Center @ Allegany Math, Science, Technology & Health Dept. 80 N Fourth St, Third Floor Allegany, NY 14706 Phone: (716)-376-8272; Fax: (716)-372-0621

http://www.caboces.org

http://www.mstkits.org

http://www.nyreal.org

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General
  • Science > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • K

Keywords:

BOCES science math measurement mass length capacity area

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

License Deed:

Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

Collections:

None
Update Standards?

SCI.K-4.1.M3.1a: Science

Use appropriate scientific tools, such as metric rulers, spring scale, pan balance, graph paper, thermometers [Fahrenheit and Celsius], graduated cylinder to solve problems about the natural world

SCI.K-4.4.P3.1d: Science

Measurements can be made with standard metric units and nonstandard units. (Note: Exceptions to the metric system usage are found in meteorology.)

SMT.PK-6.1.M1.1: Math, Science and Technology

use special mathematical notation and symbolism to communicate in mathematics and to compare and describe quantities, express relationships, and relate mathematics to their immediate environments.

SMT.PK-6.4.P3.1: Math, Science and Technology

observe and describe properties of materials using appropriate tools.

SMT.PK-6.4.P3.2: Math, Science and Technology

describe chemical and physical changes, including changes in states of matter.
Curriki Rating
On a scale of 0 to 3
3
On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2008-08-05.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

In this comprehensive five to nine week unit, early elementary students (targeted for grade 2) will begin by exploring the philosophy of measurement. In later activities, they will take linear measurements, as well as explore temperature, capacity, (multiplication-free) area, and basic weight. Activities have clear objectives and are age-appropriate. This resource includes correlations with NY state standards, though objectives could easily fit in with other standards as well. Each “kit” in the Curriki repository includes a teacher’s manual and student activity book. The teacher’s manual includes a unit overview, extensive and clear background information materials, preparation instructions, discussion questions, an assessment with answer key, cross-curricular extension ideas, a glossary and teacher references. Each student manual includes clear, reproducible student handouts and a glossary. The last section in the “kit” is a wiki, and Curriki members are encouraged to edit and build up the existing curriculum. This excellent unit can be used immediately in the classroom.

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