Measuring things in the home
string, wool, paper, crayons
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Walking around house to collect loose parts and find other things to measure is being physically active.
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Principle 3: High expectations and equity. Children progress well when they, their parents and educators hold high expectations for their achievement in learning.
Practice: Intentional teaching. Intentional teaching is deliberate, purposeful and thoughtful. They use strategies such as modelling and demonstrating, open questioning, speculating, explaining, engaging in shared thinking and problem solving to extend children’s thinking and learning.
Units communicate measurement - measuring is the process of sub-dividing the object by placing units (in this case loose parts) end to end alongside the object. Most measurement experiences in the early years are making comparisons (MacDonald, 2018).
MacDonald, A. (2018). Mathematics in early childhood education. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.