Exploring Measurement Concepts
Manipulatives provide wonderful learning tools to teach math concepts. These manipulative-based activity books use linking cubes and other household items in grades 1-2, and yardsticks, meter sticks, metric scales, liter cups, and color tiles in grades 2-3. With the use of hands-on activities, children learn that some units are more appropriate than others for certain measurement tasks. Pre-assessment pages in each book provide you with a baseline of your student’s basic number sense. In grades K-1, students learn basic measurement, how to compare objects, how to sort and graph, and tell and write to the nearest hour and half-hour. Grades 2-3 learn to estimate and compare lengths as well as mass and volume, solve word problems, tell and write time to the nearest minute, and much more. The lessons are easy to follow, and reproducible activity pages are in the back. Most of the activities are group oriented but can easily be adapted for homeschool use.