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ERIC Number: EJ787135
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1073-5836
Wondrous Tales of Measurement
Malinsky, Marci A.; McJunkin, Mark
Teaching Children Mathematics, v14 n7 p410-413 Mar 2008
Integration of children's literature can be a fundamental part of instruction in mathematics classes. Emphasizing children's literature is crucial because it draws students into a story, makes them feel at home, and teaches mathematical concepts in a nonthreatening way. This article describes an example of a mini-unit on measurement taught to third graders using children's literature. The unit consists of three lessons, which address the concepts of measurement, angles, and circumference. The unit begins with nonstandard measurement and continues with exploration of the metric and English systems. Practical applications of measurement follow in the lessons on angles and circumference. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 3
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A