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Measurement Workshop

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Using tools to measure is a skill that is familiar to older children and adults.  Help preschoolers learn how to use these tools by practicing non-standard measurement.  This is when we use something other than a ruler, tape measure or measuring cups to find the length or quantity of something.

 

Practice Non-Standard Measurement 

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Use a common item, like a paper clip, to find the length of something in your home.  Remember to line up the items end to end with no gaps next to the object they are measuring (for example, the window sill is 20 paper clips long).

 

Visit  PBS KIDS Lab

Visit PBS Kids Lab to play math games with your child.  It’s online and it’s free!  You can play games in many different math skill areas such as counting, addition, subtraction, data collecting or measurement.  Play the Sid the Science Kid’s game called Crystals Rule to practice non-standard measurement.

 

Use Math Vocabulary

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Visit  PBS KIDS Lab - Classroom Activities to watch how educators incorporate math vocabulary into an activity.  You’ll hear words like taller, shorter, wider, and larger all being used in activities that you can do at home.

 
 

Ready To Learn PBS KIDS GO! Writers Contest

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Whether it’s new apps focusing on math or an augmented reality game using camera phones, you’ll be able to find the latest and greatest educational games at PBS KIDS Lab.