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# Practice Test

Developing Measurement Concepts

This activity contains 10 questions.

## 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

## 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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