# Foot Sample Size Chart

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Math DesCartes: Concepts and Principles of Measurement
Skills: Length, Weight, Mass and Capacity
Students:           DesCartes Skills:               (Highlight the skills                           RIT Below 161:
related to your chosen standard/concept)                                        • Compares objects (wider, narrower)
RIT 251-260:                                                                    • Compares objects (taller, shorter)
• Solves complex real-world problems
involving capacity
RIT 231-240:                                               Lesson Title: Measuring Capacity
• Measures length to the nearest millimeter
RIT 221-230:                                               Standard/Concept for All:
• Knows the approximate size of a meter                    3rd, 4th, 5th Grades 2.1.2: Capacity is measured in cups, quarts, and gallons
• Measures length to the nearest millimeter                6th Grade 2.1.5: Convert capacity units - cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.
• Uses the appropriate unit of measure for                 7th, 8th Grade 2.1.5: Convert fluid ounces, cups, pints, quarts, and gallons.
length
RIT 211-220:
• Knows the approximate size of a millimeter               For Students Ready for a Challenge:
• Knows the approximate size of a kilometer
• Measures length to the nearest half inch
• Measures length to the nearest quarter of
Lesson/Activity:
an inch                                                    - Provide a chart that shows conversion rates for fluid ounces, cups,
• Measures length to the nearest eighth of an              pints, quarts and gallons.
inch                                                       - Give students the 1 labeled cup and ask them, based on that
• Knows the approximate size of an ounce
• Knows the approximate size of a gallon                   measure, to determine which of the other containers is closest to 1
• Solves simple problems involving capacity                fluid ounce, 1 pint, 1 quart and 1 gallon; document results
• Selects and uses the appropriate type and
size of unit in metric system (length, height
and mass)
Resources: Variety of cups (not labeled, different heights and
RIT 201-210:                                               widths), including 1 cup, 1 pint, 1 quart, 1 gallon; 1 cup, labeled; large
• Knows the approximate size of a centimeter               container (at least 1 gallon) of dry rice
• Knows the approximate size of a yard
• Measures length to the nearest centimeter
• Knows the approximate size of a gram                     Means of Assessment: Classroom observation, grade results
• Knows the approximate size of a pound
• Selects and uses balances for measuring
weight or mass
For Most Students:
• Selects and uses the appropriate type and
size of unit in metric system (length and                  Lesson/Activity:
height)                                                    Students use cups to measure dry rice to answer:
RIT 191-200:
- How many cups are in 1 pint?     - How many cups are in 1 quart?
• Knows the approximate size of a foot
• Knows the approximate size of a mile                     - How many pints are in 1 quart?   - How many cups are in 1 gallon?
• Measures length with non-standard units                  - How many pints are in 1 gallon?   - How many quarts are in 1 gallon?
• Knows the approximate size of an ounce                   Students answer on chart.
• Uses balance scale to measure weight of an
unknown object
• Knows the approximate size of a pint                     Resources: Variety of labeled measuring cups, including 1 cup, 1 pint, 1
• Selects and uses the appropriate type and                quart, 1 gallon; large container (at least 1 gallon) of dry rice
size of unit in customary system (length,
height, weight, capacity)
RIT 181-190:                                               Means of Assessment: Classroom observation, grade chart
• Knows the approximate length of familiar
objects
• Knows the approximate size of an inch                    For Students Needing Extra Support:
• Measures length with non-standard units
• Measures length with customary measures                  Lesson/Activity:
to the half inch mark                                      Students use cups to measure dry rice to answer:
• Determines more capacity or less capacity
• Identifies the appropriate instrument used               - How many cups are in 1 quart?
to measure length                                          - How many cups are in 1 gallon?
• Selects and uses the appropriate type and                - How many quarts are in 1 gallon?
size of unit in customary system (length,
height, weight, capacity)
RIT 171-180:
• Estimates and measures length of an object               Resources: Variety of labeled measuring cups, including 1 cup, 1
to the nearest centimeter using a picture of a
quart, 1 gallon; large container (at least 1 gallon) of dry rice
ruler
• Measures length with customary measures
to the inch mark                                           Means of Assessment: Classroom observation, grade chart
• Knows the approximate weight of familiar
objects
RIT 161-170:
• Compares objects (shorter, longer)                       Closure/Summary for All:
• Estimates and measures length of an object               Discuss: What sorts of things might you measure with a cup? with a
to the nearest inch using a picture of a ruler
pint? with a quart? with a gallon?
• Measures length with metric measures to
the centimeter mark
• Measures length with customary measures
to the inch mark

Math Measurement – Length, Weight, Mass and Capacity                        Page 1 of 1                    Information taken from NWEA DesCartes – Idaho Alignment
www.foridahoteachers.org

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