For Grades K--3: Measuring Pets

February 2007
Science & Children;Feb2007, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p13
Academic Journal
The article presents a guide for teachers in introducing accurate measurements for kindergarten and grade 3 school children in the U.S. The guide discusses ways to explain the difference between standard and nonstandard units, including the use of the book "Measuring Penny," and using dual-sided rulers to measure stuffed animals. In addition, the guide allows students to be able to explain that standard units are best because they are always the same. Lastly, it provides questions about metric measurements to evaluate the understandings of the children.


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