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Mathematics Curriculum Framework  November 2000
Learning Standards by Strand
Measurement for Grades 34
Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements
Learning Standards
Students engage in problem solving, communicating, reasoning, connecting, and representing as they:
4.M.1 Demonstrate an understanding of such attributes as length, area, weight, and volume, and select the appropriate type of unit for measuring each attribute.
4.M.2 Carry out simple unit conversions within a system of measurement, e.g., hours to minutes, cents to dollars, yards to feet or inches, etc.
4.M.3 Identify time to the minute on analog and digital clocks using a.m. and p.m. Compute elapsed time using a clock (e.g., hours and minutes since…) and using a calendar (e.g., days since…).
4.M.4 Estimate and find area and perimeter of a rectangle, triangle, or irregular shape using diagrams, models, and grids or by measuring.
4.M.5 Identify and use appropriate metric and English units and tools (e.g., ruler, angle ruler, graduated cylinder, thermometer) to estimate, measure, and solve problems involving length, area, volume, weight, time, angle size, and temperature.
Exploratory Concepts and Skills
 Develop the concepts of area and perimeter by investigating areas and perimeters of regular and irregular shapes created on dot paper, coordinate grids, or geoboards.
 Use concrete objects to explore volumes and surface areas of rectangular prisms.
 Investigate the use of protractors to measure angles.
 Identify common measurements of turns, e.g., 360° in one full turn, 180° in a half turn, and 90° in a quarter turn.
 Investigate areas of right triangles.
 Understand that measurements are approximations and investigate how differences in units affect precision.
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Last Updated: November 1, 2000
