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Developing Measurement Concepts
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Conceptual knowledge that should be developed on measurement includes which of the following
Understands the procedure of measuring
Understands the measuring steps
Understands the ways measuring instruments work
Understands how to pick an attribute
There are at least four reasons for including estimation in measurement activities. Which is one of them?
Using standard units can develop logical thinking
Estimation provides motivation to measurement activities
Estimation provides for a meaningful answer
Estimation helps students focus on the answer
Protractor usage causes difficulties because
The method of measuring from the center is confusing
The units are too large to understand
Only a few values appear on the protractor
Numbering appears both clockwise and counter clockwise
Techniques of measurement estimation include all of the following EXCEPT
Use standard units to chunk the measurement
Use "chunking" when appropriate
Use subdivisions or self-imposed chunks
Develop and use bench marks or referents for important units
Students should use a variety of informal units to begin measuring length, including
two units and fractional parts of the unit such as cuisenaire rods
making rulers that provide a simplistic method of measuring
using tape measures and rulers to discuss any discrepancies that arise
plastic straws cut into smaller units that can be linked together with a long string
It is useless to measure the same object with different sized units since it is hard for children to understand the inverse relationship.
The most easily understood use of unit models is to use as many copies of the unit as are needed to fill or match the attribute measured.
In kindergarten, children should begin with direct, non-standard comparisons of two or more lengths.
Introduce area as a measure of three-dimensional size.
Each of the four strategies for teaching estimation should be taught directly and discussed with students. Explain 3 of the 5 tips given to improve estimation skills in your students.
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