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ERIC Number: EJ1083969
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Scaffolding Conceptual Understanding for Linear Measurement
Erbilgin, Evrim
Teaching Children Mathematics, v22 n5 p300-309 Dec 2015
This article describes a series of two linear measurement activities designed to integrate the related content and processes of Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) into classroom practice using nonstandard units. In the article, nonstandard units refer to same-size, repeatable units (e.g., paper clips, feet) for a specified measure, but they are not part of a consistent system of measurement, and may not be commonly used by most people. The activities focus on three important conceptual foundations in learning to measure: partitioning, unit iteration, and transitivity. The author, an assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education at Mugla Sitki Koçman University in Mugla, Turkey, suggests that teachers integrate nonstandard units into their measurement lessons to scaffold students' conceptual understanding of linear measurement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 2; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey