A kindergartner explores weight with a pan balance.
Focus on the Child videos are taken from one-on-one interviews with individual children. The interviews are designed to elicit evidence of children’s mathematical thinking. They are not teaching episodes or formal assessments.
Why is this important?
Isolating the attribute of weight from other characteristics of an object can be a challenge for kindergarteners.
All measurement involves a “fair” comparison. More
Many different attributes can be measured, even when measuring a single object. More
Common Core Alignment
Measurement and Data More