In the present study, grinding temperature was measured by using a foil thermocouple when granite was ground by SiC wheel. De-noised the temperature signals with soft threshold method base on wavelet transform was conducted to analyze the grinding process. Energy partition to workpiece was estimated to be about 10%~30% by matching the measured temperature to analytically value. The number of active grains was determined by counting the high frequency impulses in the measured temperature signals. The ratio of active grains to total grains was about 4.5%~6.1%. Based on the results, a formula was deduced for calculating the temperature of single grain in the grinding process.