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ERIC Number: EJ944161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Measuring Learning
Ashbrook, Peggy
Science and Children, v48 n9 p20-21 Jul 2011
Teachers assess children's learning to understand how to make their instruction more effective. Early childhood assessment must take into account the typically uneven development of children and their cultural contexts. The author assessed what a group of four-year-olds knew about measurement as she talked about how much water had filled a rain gauge. An understanding of measurement develops in early childhood with experience. Being able to understand a "one to one" correspondence is a skill teachers hope children will develop before kindergarten. To teach these skills, teachers must assess how much the students already know. This article presents an activity which allowed the author to assess what the children understand about measurement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A