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Measurement: Cooking

These standards and benchmarks are from McREL's online database, Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 education (4th edition, 2004) (http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/.) The mathematics portion of the database was developed using National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards in addition to other nationally recognized standards documents.

Standard 1:  Uses a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process
Grades K-2

Benchmark 2: Uses discussions with teachers and other students to understand problems

Standard 4:  Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of measurement
Grades K-2

Benchmark 1: Understands the basic measures length, width, height, weight, and temperature

Grades Pre-K

Benchmark 4: Orders objects qualitatively by measurable attribute (for example, smallest to largest, lightest to heaviest, shortest to longest)

Benchmark 5: Knows the common language of measurement (for example, "big," "little," "long," "short," "light," "heavy")

Benchmark 6: Knows that different sized containers will hold more or less

Grades 3-5

Benchmark 1: Understands the basic measures perimeter, area, volume, capacity, mass, angle, and circumference

Benchmark 2: Selects and uses appropriate tools for given measurement situations (for example rulers for length, measuring cups for capacity, protractors for angle)

Benchmark 5: Understands that measurement is not exact (i.e., measurements may give slightly different numbers when measured multiple times)

Benchmark 6: Uses specific strategies to estimate quantities and measurements (for example, estimating the whole by estimating the parts)