3.10 - Temperature

The student will

• read temperature to the nearest degree.

BIG IDEAS

• So that I can plan appropriate outdoor activities

• So that I will know what kind of clothes to wear

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

• Estimating and measuring temperatures in the environment in Fahrenheit and Celsius require the use of real thermometers.
• A variety of physical models (e.g., circular and linear) should be used to represent the temperature determined by a real thermometer.
• The symbols for degrees in Celsius (°C) and degrees in Fahrenheit (°F) should be used to write temperatures.
• Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures should be related to everyday occurrences by measuring things found in the student’s environment (e.g., the temperature of the classroom; temperature on the playground; temperature of warm and cold liquids; body temperature).
• At this level, scale increments should be limited to one or two.

ESSENTIALS

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

• Read Celsius and Fahrenheit temperatures to the nearest degree using real thermometers, physical models, or pictorial representations.

KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Aug 22, 2018