Series: Focus on the Child

Comparing Objects by Weight with Child 14

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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.

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Big Idea

All measurement involves a “fair” comparison. More

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Big Idea

Many different attributes can be measured, even when measuring a single object. More

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Common Core Alignment

Measurement and Data More

Foundational Math Concepts

Source: 10-11 Pre-K Training Video • Copyright: © Erikson Institute • Content ID: EMTR045 ①

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