“Measurement is using a ruler.” (Catherine)
“It is seeing how big or small some things are.” (Inaaya)
“You can measure people.” (Vismay)
After the Grade One class reflected on the definition of “measurement”, their “mission” was to select 2 or 3 items in the classroom and measure these articles. All the rulers had been put away, so they needed to create other ways to accomplish this task.
To measure their chosen items, the children selected:
“We as teachers have to set a precedent for the success of lifelong learners, not just until a standardized test comes. One of the ways we set our students up for this type of success is by providing conditions for questioning, experimentation, and ownership to happen.” (Jose Vilson, Engaging Students in Math, www.edutopia.org)