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ERIC Number: EJ912461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Measure Lines
Crissman, Sally
Science and Children, v48 n5 p32-35 Jan 2011
One tool for enhancing students' work with data in the science classroom is the measure line. As a coteacher and curriculum developer for The Inquiry Project, the author has seen how measure lines--a number line in which the numbers refer to units of measure--help students not only represent data but also analyze it in ways that generate understanding of key science projects. The Inquiry Project, led by TERC, an education research organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Tufts University, engages children in grades 3-5 in science inquiry about the nature of matter. This article illustrates how measure lines are used in the project. (Contains 3 figures and 1 online resource.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A