First Grade Measurement Talks
These first grade measurement math talk activities are common core aligned. They are perfect for helping first graders think critically about measurement and are very effective, highly engaging, and remarkably easy to implement.
It includes 40 measurement talks which are short, open-ended exercises designed to help your first graders talk about and make sense of measurement. They specifically align with Common Core Standards 1.MD.1.A; 1.MD.2.A; 1.MD.B.3; 1.MB.C.4).
INCLUDES THESE SKILLS
* Ordering and comparing objects (10 measurement talks)
* Measuring length with nonstandard objects (10 measurement talks)
* Telling time to the hour and half-hour (10 measurement talks)
* Organizing, representing and interpreting data (10 measurement talks)
These measurement talks come in a DIGITAL version that requires ZERO PREP and a Printable Version that requires very minimal prep.
HOW TO USE
All you need to do is display the measurement talk so all of your students can see it, read the question prompt aloud, provide time for students to figure out the answer on their own and share it with a partner, and facilitate a discussion. They are so effective and oh, so easy to use!
These measurement talks are perfect supplements to any core math program. Their conversational nature supports learners at all levels. They are effective! Students LOVE them! And they are so easy to use!
We love teaching measurement to our first graders because they love how hands on it is. However, one day we realized that we needed mini-lessons that will enable us to step up the mathematical thinking a notch or two. And that’s when it struck us! If number talks are powerful in developing reasoning skills while students increase computational skills, then what about measurement talks? How about thoughtfully creating measurement prompts that are open-ended and have multiple possible answers? They would require students to process, apply, and talk about concepts they are learning. This excited us, so we got right to work and are happy to share the result…First Grade Measurement Talks.
THIS RESOURCE IS HELPFUL FOR
-First Grade Teachers
-Special Education Teachers
-Whole Group Math Instruction
-Small Group Math Instruction
How long do measurement talks take?
They should take between 5 and 10 minutes.
Do I have to print out measurement talk materials for each student each day?
NO! This is a whole group activity. Just display the number talk for everyone to see. If you are using the digital version on an interactive whiteboard there is NO printing needed. For the printable version, just print out one copy to display.
Are there directions explaining how to use the digital version? I’m unsure of how to write right on the slide.
Yes, there are detailed directions for using the digital version. You do not need anything special, just PowerPoint.
Is there a specific order I should teach the measurement talks in?
There is not a specific order to teach them in, however, they are arranged in sections based on first grade measurement standards. We recommend you use them in an order that matches your curriculum.
Wishing you joyful engagement in your primary classroom!