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Standards for the lesson plan
Measurement: Crafts: Cereal Hands and Feet

These standards and benchmarks are from McREL's online database, Content Knowledge: A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 education (4th edition, 2004) (http://www.mcrel.org/standards-benchmarks/.) The mathematics portion of the database was developed using National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards in addition to other nationally recognized standards documents.

Standard 2: Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of numbers
Grades K-3

Benchmark 1: Understands that numerals are symbols used to represent quantities or attributes of real-world objects

Benchmark 2: Counts whole numbers (i.e., both cardinal and ordinal numbers)

Benchmark 3: Understands symbolic, concrete, and pictorial representations of numbers (e.g., written numerals, objects in sets, number lines)

Benchmark 4: Understands basic whole number relationships (e.g., 4 is less than 10, 30 is 3 tens)

Standard 4: Understands and applies basic and advanced properties of the concepts of measurement
Grades K-3

Benchmark 1: Understands the basic measures perimeter, area, volume, capacity, mass, angle, and circumference

Benchmark 5: Understands that measurement is not exact (i.e., measurements may give slightly different numbers when measured multiple times)

Standard 9: Understands the general nature and uses of mathematics
Grades K-3

Benchmark 2: Understands that mathematical ideas and concepts can be represented concretely, graphically, and symbolically