MA.K.M.1.3

Express the length of an object, up to 20 units long, as a whole number of lengths by laying non-standard objects end to end with no gaps or overlaps.

Examples

Example: A piece of paper can be measured using paper clips.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Non-standard units of measurement are units that are not typically used, such as paper clips or colored tiles. To measure with non-standard units, students lay multiple copies of the same object end to end with no gaps or overlaps. The length is shown by the number of objects needed.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: K
Strand: Measurement
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012020: Grade Kindergarten Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712015: Access Mathematics - Grade Kindergarten (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012005: Foundational Skills in Mathematics K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.K.M.1.AP.3: Express the length of an object, up to 10 units long, as a whole number of lengths using non-standard objects laid end to end with no gaps or overlaps.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Formative Assessments

Using Tiles to Measure:

Students use color tiles to measure the lengths of two figures shown on the accompanying worksheet.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using Paper Clips to Measure:

Students use paper clips to measure the length of two pictured items.

Type: Formative Assessment

Using Cubes to Measure Height:

Students determine their heights determined by cutting a length of string to show this measurement. Then using snap cubes they measure the length of the string.

Note: The measurement of the string will extend past 20 units, use this task with students who demonstrate a readiness to go beyond the measurement of 20 units.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measuring the Width and Height of a Book:

Students are asked to use cubes to determine the length of different sized edges of a book.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measure With Paper Clips:

Students measure the length of an unsharpened pencil with paper clips.

Type: Formative Assessment

Measure With Color Tiles:

Students use color tiles to measure the length of rectangles.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

Spring Festival Flower:

In this MEA, students will help pick a flower that will be the focus of the Spring Festival.  They will practice counting pictures and representing the number of pictures with a written numeral.

Type: Lesson Plan

Fishy Lengths - Which fish is right for my aquarium?:

Students explore lengths of fish to determine if fish are too long to fit in different sized aquariums. Students will use non-standard units and measuring tools to compare the lengths of fish and boxes without being able to directly hold the fish near the boxes.

Type: Lesson Plan

Tutorial

Measuring Length With No Gaps or Overlaps:

In this video tutorial from Khan Academy, called, "Measuring a golden statue", we see an example of how to solve a problem in which we measure an object with same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Type: Tutorial

STEM Lessons - Model Eliciting Activity

Spring Festival Flower:

In this MEA, students will help pick a flower that will be the focus of the Spring Festival.  They will practice counting pictures and representing the number of pictures with a written numeral.

MFAS Formative Assessments

Measure With Color Tiles:

Students use color tiles to measure the length of rectangles.

Measure With Paper Clips:

Students measure the length of an unsharpened pencil with paper clips.

Measuring the Width and Height of a Book:

Students are asked to use cubes to determine the length of different sized edges of a book.

Using Cubes to Measure Height:

Students determine their heights determined by cutting a length of string to show this measurement. Then using snap cubes they measure the length of the string.

Note: The measurement of the string will extend past 20 units, use this task with students who demonstrate a readiness to go beyond the measurement of 20 units.

Using Paper Clips to Measure:

Students use paper clips to measure the length of two pictured items.

Using Tiles to Measure:

Students use color tiles to measure the lengths of two figures shown on the accompanying worksheet.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Tutorial

Measuring Length With No Gaps or Overlaps:

In this video tutorial from Khan Academy, called, "Measuring a golden statue", we see an example of how to solve a problem in which we measure an object with same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Tutorial

Measuring Length With No Gaps or Overlaps:

In this video tutorial from Khan Academy, called, "Measuring a golden statue", we see an example of how to solve a problem in which we measure an object with same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps.

Type: Tutorial