Series: Focus on the Lesson

Just Right for Me

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Students compare the size of their hands to objects around the classroom to find ones that are “just right.”

Why is this important?

Children need many opportunities to explore the attribute of length and the idea of comparison.

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Big Idea

All measurement involves a “fair” comparison. 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: EMTR076 ①

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What do you think?

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    Lisa Toscano

    July 14, 2015 at 9:31am

    Great examples to explain the concepts!

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    Leonor H. Velasco

    June 10, 2016 at 8:47am

    Very good examples places listed in this video the children with their own exploration and experience may have ow conclusions and understand the concept.

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