Let’s Measure; Measurement Activities

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Measuring for the children.  Since measurement is learned by doing as many tools as possible should be provided for the child’s experimentation.  though discovery and the use of these materials, the child will begin to understand the concepts of measurement; linear measurement (in a straight line); volume (how much something holds); and mass (how much something weighs).

This book divides measurement activities into three levels: direct, comparison, nonstandard measurement and metric measurement.  In direct comparisons, the child will begin the measurement process by making comparisons between objects,.  This is the stage at which vocabulary begins: longer than, shorter than, etc.

In nonstandard measurement, the child will begin to use some tools and will become involved in the measuring process by comparing an object with the tool.  After many experiences of using tool for nonstandard measurement, children begin to see the need for standardized measuring tools r a standard unit of measurement.

In metric measurement, the child is given metric tools, measures the object and records the measurement in metric terms.

All the activities in a particular level need not be completed to show an understanding of the measurement concept.  When the child shows an ability to deal with the concept, it is suggested that the teacher move to the next level to provide more advanced measurement tasks.

Children learn by doing: LET’S MEASURE!!

Label:  Rhythms Productions
Catalog#: RW 122
Format: Activity Book (161 pages)
Series: “The Basic Book Library
Country: US
Released: 1978

Notes:
Written by Ruth White and Marilyn Rehwald
Illustrated by Cary Meshul

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Label:  Rhythms Productions
Catalog#:
Format: Activity Book (161 pages)
Country: US
Released: 1991

Notes:
Written by Ruth White and Marilyn Rehwald
Illustrated by Cary Meshul

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