Common Core: 2nd Grade Math : Select the Correct Tool to Measure Objects: CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.1

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Example Question #1 : Measurement & Data

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a chair? 

Possible Answers:

Both a yardstick and measuring tape
 

 Measuring tape

Yardstick

 Ruler

Correct answer:

Both a yardstick and measuring tape
 

Explanation:

You would not want to use a ruler to measure a chair because a chair is most likely bigger than 12 inches, which is the size of a ruler. Both a yardstick and measuring tape would be large enough to measure a chair. 

Example Question #1 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a taco?

Possible Answers:

Ruler

Yardstick

Meter stick

Measuring tape

Correct answer:

Ruler

Explanation:

You would use a ruler to measure a taco because a taco is most likely smaller than 12 inches, which is the size of a ruler. All of the other tools will be much larger. 

Example Question #2 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a candle?

Possible Answers:

Measuring tape

Ruler

Yardstick

Meter stick

Correct answer:

Ruler

Explanation:

You would use a ruler to measure a shoe because a candle is most likely smaller than 12 inches, which is the size of a ruler. All of the other tools will be much larger. 

Example Question #2 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a jar?

Possible Answers:

Yardstick

Measuring tape

Ruler

Meter stick

Correct answer:

Ruler

Explanation:

You would use a ruler to measure a jar because a jar is most likely smaller than 12 inches, which is the size of a ruler. All of the other tools will be much larger. 

Example Question #3 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a bug?

Possible Answers:

Measuring tape

Meter stick

Yardstick

Ruler

Correct answer:

Ruler

Explanation:

You would use a ruler to measure a bug because a bug is most likely smaller than 12 inches, which is the size of a ruler. All of the other tools will be much larger. 

Example Question #1 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure an oven?

Possible Answers:

Yardstick

Ruler

Yardstick or meter stick

Meter Stick

Correct answer:

Yardstick or meter stick

Explanation:

An oven is most likely larger ruler could measure because a ruler can only measure up to 12 inches. A yardstick can measure up to 3 feet (or 36 inches), and a meter stick is about the same size as a yardstick. 

Example Question #1 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a deck?

Possible Answers:

Yardstick

Measuring tape

Ruler

Meter stick

Correct answer:

Measuring tape

Explanation:

A deck is most likely larger than what a yardstick, meter stick, and ruler could measure. A ruler can only measure up to 12 inches, a yardstick can only measure up to 3 feet (or 36 inches), and a meter stick is about the same size as a yardstick. Measuring tape can measure up to 25 feet. 

Example Question #2 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Of the options provided, which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a room?

Possible Answers:

Measuring tape

Yardstick

 Meter stick 

Ruler

Correct answer:

Measuring tape

Explanation:

A room is most likely larger than what a yardstick, meter stick, and ruler could measure. A ruler can only measure up to  inches, a yardstick can only measure up to  feet (or  inches), and a meter stick is about the same size as a yardstick. Measuring tape can measure over  feet. 

Example Question #4 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a door?

Possible Answers:

Ruler

Meter stick

Measuring tape

Yardstick

Correct answer:

Measuring tape

Explanation:

A door is most likely larger than what a yardstick, meter stick, and ruler could measure. A ruler can only measure up to  inches, a yardstick can only measure up to  feet (or  inches), and a meter stick is about the same size as a yardstick. However, measuring tape can measuring up to  feet, and most doors are about  feet. 

Example Question #5 : Select The Correct Tool To Measure Objects: Ccss.Math.Content.2.Md.A.1

Which would make the most sense to use if we were going to measure a coffee table? 

Possible Answers:

Ruler

Both a yardstick and measuring tape

Measuring tape

Yardstick

Correct answer:

Both a yardstick and measuring tape

Explanation:

You would not want to use a ruler to measure a coffee table because a coffee table is most likely bigger than  inches, which is the size of a ruler. Both a yardstick and measuring tape would be large enough to measure a coffee table. 

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