Early childhood teacher candidates engage in an adult learning activity that has them order and reorder objects by size according to different attributes. This activity explores the idea that measurement requires us to identify a measurable attribute of an object–“What kind of “big” is it?–and make a comparison to find its size relative to something else. This is one example of how we engage pre- and in-service teachers in the Big Ideas so that they deepen their own mathematical content knowledge.
Adult learning videos are portions of professional development sessions designed to engage adults in a meaningful way. They are not activities meant for recreating with children. Learn more about our Whole Teacher Approach and Learning Labs.