Teaching Models

Compare, Order, and Measure Weight and Capacity

As children study measurement, they learn to focus on the attributes of physical objects, such as length, weight, and capacity. Children learn that considering these attributes can provide answers to questions such as “Which is taller?” “How heavy is it?” and “Which one holds the most?”

Children learn to make judgments about measurements by directly comparing objects, either placing them side by side or holding objects and trying to compare their weights. They also use simple tools such as a balance. As children make measurement comparisons, they learn to apply words such as tall, taller, and tallest; heavy and light; and holds the most, holds the least.

Teaching Model: Compare, Order, and Measure Weight and Capacity

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade K