References

References (n.d.). Math Playground [webpage]. Retrieved from http://www.mathplayground.com/grade_2_games.html (n.d.). PBS kids [webpage]. Retrieved from http://pbskids.org/games/measurement/ Amy. (n.d.). Ruler measuring activity [web blog]. Retrieved from http://blog.theconnectionweshare.com/craft-activities-ideas-for-kids/measuremen-activities-for-kids/ Clement, R. (1995). Counting on Frank. USA: Houghton Mifflin Introduction to Non-Standard Measurement for Kids: Using Paper Clips to Measure [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8o7n-A0SC0 Kathryn. (2012, July 29). Math…

Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Robert E. Wells

This book uses a large animal as a tool to compare to other things, animals, etc. It gets children thinking and predicting how big and how small the things in their environment is. It is a great to expose to young children with because it does use a non-standard unit of measurement, which is the…

Kindergarten Measurement

This blog is written by an educator in her journey of working with children on the measurement unit for several days on each concept with a different activity. Each day, the educator documented what the children did with an image and some observations. The activities all have different focuses because each concept that the class…

Balance Me

This activity will main focus on measuring how much items in our environment will weigh. This activity will need a scale to balance a set amount of weight, ie. 5g, 10g, 25g, 50g, etc then the children will have to find things in their classroom to see what will weigh the same. The children will…

Pop the Balloon

This activity asks the child to pump air into the small water balloon until it pops, and they have to use a timer to measure how long before that happens. Another step would be measuring the length and height before it pops. Children will have to work in groups of 3 or 4 because one…

Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy

This book is presented by a girl name Lisa and through her, the readers will learn about the various concepts of measurement using non-standard units of measurements. Lisa would measure her dog name penny in various ways to show readers how measurement is done in different ways with the same object. This book is great…

Ruler Measuring Activity

This blog is by a parent and a section of the blog focused on a measurement activity call ‘Ruler Measuring Activity’ which includes images of a child and materials that the activity will need. The blog also explained the process of how the activity would work and the reading is easy and friendly. It is…

Counting on Frank by Rod Clement

This book is all about a boy who is curious about the everything he sees everyday. Like comparing how high his toaster shoots the toast to if his toaster was as big as his house, it could be an aircraft. The book is relatable to typical children that eats breakfast, has a pet, takes baths,…

Math Playground

This webpage offers a large variety of math games from grade one to grade six. It is not specifically focused on measurement alone. Educators and parents could also find some of the games to be challenging and engaging. Once you click onto one of the grade, games suitable for that grade will come up on…