- Pan balance with weights in grams
- Graduated cylinders in milliliters - 50 ML and 100 ML
- Thermometers with Fahrenheit and Celsius
- Measuring cups with ounces, milliliters, and cups
- Measuring spoons in teaspoons and Tablespoons
- Eye droppers
- Magnifying glass
- Measuring Tape with centimeters and millimeters
- Ruler with centimeters and millimeters
- Make sure to have these materials accessible to your child, and incorporate the use of them into your family routine to ensure your child's success in measurement
Monday, January 19, 2009
Do your household materials measure up?
Measurement is the weakest area across the United States in mathematics and science. All parents should have certain materials available in their home to help their children excel in these subject areas. Using these materials at home with your child will make measurement real and concrete. Without any previous practice using these tools, the concepts behind them will be abstract and very difficult to understand. Children benefit from working with their hands and most importantly, talking about what they're doing with their hands.