Math  201920
2.11  Temperature
The student will

Adopted: 2016
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).
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Updated: Aug 22, 2018