# 2.11 - Temperature

 The student will read temperature to the nearest 10 degrees.

### BIG IDEAS

• So that I can know how to dress appropriately for the day, or plan what to pack for a beach or ski trip
• So I know that I can find out if we can go outside for recess by reading the thermometer
• So that I can understand the necessity of knowing what the temperature means and how it affects my life

### UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

• The symbols for degrees in Fahrenheit (°F) should be used to write temperatures.
• Fahrenheit temperatures should be related to everyday occurrences by measuring the temperature of things found in the student’s environment (e.g., temperature of the classroom; temperature on the playground; temperature of warm and cold liquids; body temperature).
• Estimating and measuring temperatures in the environment requires the use of real thermometers.
• A variety of physical models (e.g., circular, linear) should be used to represent the temperature determined by a real thermometer.
• A physical or pictorial model can be used to represent the temperature measured using a real thermometer.

Reading temperature in degrees Celsius will begin in grade three.

### ESSENTIALS

The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to

• Identify different types of thermometers as instruments used to measure temperature.
• Read temperature in Fahrenheit to the nearest ten degrees on thermometers (real world, physical model, and pictorial representations).

### KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Aug 22, 2018