# Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 3

## State Curriculum Toolkit

Tools aligned to State Curriculum indicators and/or objectives.

• Lesson Seeds
Ideas/seeds for an objective-aligned activity
• Higher Order
Thinking Skills

Examples of questions at various levels of cognitive demand
• Sample Assessments
Items and annotated student responses as appropriate
• Public Release Items
Actual MSA items and annotated student responses as appropriate
 Algebra Geometry Measurement Statistics Probability Number Processes

## Standard 3.0 Knowledge of Measurement

Students will identify attributes, units, or systems of measurements or apply a variety of techniques, formulas, tools or technology for determining measurements.

### Topic

A. Measurement Units

#### Indicator

• 1. Read customary and metric measurement units
##### Objectives
1. Estimate and determine length
###### Assessment limit: Use the nearest centimeter or ½ inch
2. Tell time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds
###### Assessment limit: Use the nearest degree (°F or °C)
4. Estimate and determine weight of objects

### Topic

B. Measurement Tools

#### Indicator

• 1. Measure in customary and metric units
##### Objectives
1. Measure length of objects and pictures of objects using a ruler, a tape measure, a yardstick, or a meter stick
###### Assessment limit: Use a ruler and the nearest centimeter or ½ inch
2. Measure capacity of containers to the nearest cup, pint, quart, gallon, milliliter, and liter using graduated containers
3. Measure weight of objects to the nearest ounce and pound and the mass of an object to the nearest gram and kilogram

### Topic

C. Applications in Measurement

#### Indicator

• 1. Apply measurement concepts
##### Objectives
1. Estimate and determine the perimeter of geometric figures and pictures on a grid
###### Assessment limit: Use counting and whole numbers (0 – 50)
2. Estimate and determine the area of geometric figures and pictures on a grid

#### Indicator

##### Objective
1. Determine equivalent units of length
###### Assessment limit: Use 12 inches = 1 foot and 3 feet = 1 yard and whole numbers (0 – 30)

Note: Highlighted assessment limits will be tested in the no calculator section of MSA. In the assessment limit, (0-10) or (-10 to 10) means all numbers in the problem or the answer will fall within the range of 0 to 10 (including endpoints) or -10 to 10 (including endpoints), respectively. All content standards are tested in MSA but not all objectives. Objectives that have an assessment limit are tested on MSA. Objectives without an assessment limit are not tested on MSA.

June 2004