For Grades 4-6: History of Measurement

February 2007
Science & Children;Feb2007, Vol. 44 Issue 6, p14
Academic Journal
The article presents a guide for teachers in introducing the history of measurement in grades 4 to 6 school children in the U.S. The guide provides information about creative ways to measure things, which were used in ancient times. In addition, the guide introduces the book "How Tall, How Short, How Far Away" that offers knowledge about various measuring tools for different types of measurements. According to the guide, students should be able to know that the standard system of measurement used by most countries and scientists is the metric system.


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