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Using the State Curriculum: Mathematics, Grade 3

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Mathematics:

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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 minute using an analog clock
  3. Estimate and read temperature
    Assessment limit: Use the nearest degree (°F or °C)
  4. Estimate and determine weight of objects
    Assessment limit: Use the nearest pound or ounce

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
    Assessment limit: Use counting and whole numbers (0 – 50)

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