ERIC Number: ED199043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Water Pouring: An Approach to Liquid Measures and Containers.
Activities originally designed to teach third-grade students about measuring liquids are presented. Included in the document are reasons to teach students how to use the basic units of liquid measurement and the development of a "laboratory" within the classroom where pupils could work while minimizing the mess. Some of the topics developed for small-group directed water-pouring include: (1) comparing volume; (2) ordering containers by size; (3) the "double" series of standard measures; (4) naming the standard measures; and (5) the base two system of numeration. The document concludes with suggestions for evaluation and a list of other materials and activities for non-liquid measurement. (MP)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Elementary Education, Elementary School Mathematics, Experiential Learning, Grade 3, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement, Problem Solving, Teacher Developed Materials
Learning Centers Project, School District of Philadelphia, Durham School, 16th and Lombard Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19146 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA.
Note: For related documents, see SE 034 147-148 and ED 038 275-276. Contains occasional light and broken type.