(PD Title No. MTH2512E)
The Complexities of Measurement
Proficiency Level: Mastery
Subject(s):Mathematics
Grade(s): 3,4,5
Hours: 30.00

 

Description:This workshop will enable participants to become familiar with tasks that encourage students to understand what measurement is and why it is necessary in the upper elementary levels.  Participants will consider how elementary students think about linear measurement, area, and capacity; and study critical ideas in mathematics education, such as the importance of unitization and iteration when measuring.  Participants will create engaging, standards-based activities that promote student inquiry into critical issues of measurement for their final project.
Pre-requisites: This workshop is designed for teachers, curriculum specialists, professional development specialists, or other school personnel. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers, and proficiency with email and current web-browsers.
Objectives: This course will enable participants to:
• become familiar with tasks that encourage students to understand what measurement is, and why it is necessary;
• gain a better understanding of how elementary students think about linear measurement, area, and capacity;
• study critical ideas in mathematics education, such as the importance of unitization and iteration when measuring;
• create engaging, standards-based lesson plans that promote student inquiry into critical issues of measurement;
• create lessons which use mathematical tools appropriately;
• conduct a student interview; and
• promote a “learning-by-doing” methodology, which is applicable to students at all ages.