Hace algún tiempo sugerimos algunos libros that are great for exploring measurement concepts in primary grades. Now we’re at it again. Like the others, these books don’t make the learning didactic, such as reciting units of measurement and their conversions. Young children need opportunities to think through math and measurement concepts in everyday situations. One of the best ways to do this is through the books that they love to read and the natural dilemmas that arise in them.
Here are a few more high-quality children’s books that are great for starting measurement discussions and activities.
The Line Up Book by Marisabina Russo
A las niñas y niños les encanta hacer líneas con objetos. La línea puede empezar con sus zapatos, extendiéndose por la habitación, o incluso pueden ser Legos que crean una línea hacia arriba. Este colorido libro de cuentos is the tale of Sam and his particular quest to see how long his line can go using boots, trucks, cars, books, and about anything else he can get his hands on. The story tells something that children can relate to, and it also is a great way to discuss units and how they can affect a task. Sam may discover how his line is affected when he goes from using matchbox cars to using something longer like trucks or his parent’s boots. The length he is creating in his line is full of different units that can start a great conversation with children.
Is It Larger? Is It Smaller? por Tana Hoban
Particularly great for younger children, Tana Hoban’s simple and effective los libros de imágenes fotográficas sencillas y eficaces de Tana Hoban always invite thinking and exploration in whatever concepts that are inherent in the book. In this case, children can wrestle with comparison and that most important of concepts, attributes. Each page can start a new discussion involving size with engaging objects and places that children naturally find fun to talk about. From rainy days to fire trucks, kids will see the math in all kinds of scenes.
One Bean por Anne Rockwell
Este atractivo encantador libro ilustrado begins with a common science activity, planting a seed, but it integrates mathematical concepts such as growth and change. With simple language and illustrations this book outlines the exciting experience of measuring a bean plant’s growth over time. Conversations about comparar heights is a natural direction to go from there, while making guesses about future plant heights could become a great way to reinforce el sentido numérico con las niñas y niños.
Balancing Act by Ellen Stoll Walsh
One type of measurement that hasn’t been discussed is weight! Here is a charming encantador libro ilustrado que involucra a dos ratones en un balancín. Como Room on the Broom and other picture books that involve problems involving weight, it can turn silly and fun when animal after animal pile on, but this one can also demonstrate the important concept of equivalence.