Math - 2019-20

2.11 - Temperature

 The student will 

  • read temperature to the nearest 10 degrees.
Adopted: 2016


  • 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


  • 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.


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). 


Updated: Aug 22, 2018