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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: The Path to Math: Measurement with Young Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El camino a la matemática. La medición para niños pequeños
Polish Version: Droga do matematyki: Dzieci dokonują pomiarów
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Family Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
Learning Standards: 6.D. Compare quantities using appropriate vocabulary terms.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
7.B. Begin to make estimates of measurements.
Benchmarks: 6.D.ECb. Describe comparisons with appropriate vocabulary, such as “more”, “less”, “greater than”, “fewer”, “equal to”, or “same as”.
7.A.ECb. Use nonstandard units to measure attributes such as length and capacity.
7.A.ECc. Use vocabulary that describes and compares length, height, weight, capacity, and size.
7.B.ECa. Practice estimating in everyday play and everyday measurement problems.