Understanding Measurement in the Primary Classroom

Presented by: Richard Korbosky

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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Program Description

This professional learning will provide teachers with practical hands-on activities that teach students about units, direct measure and the language across a range of attributes. It will cover whole class and group activities.

Measurement should be active and students should experiment with different units before putting a ruler in their hand. Students should be given open ended questions to see what they really understand about measurement ideas. Measurement should be linked to both number and geometry because both play an important part in developing student’s measurement understandings.

We will also explore the activities and manipulative mathematics materials which support the development of a student’s understanding of critical measurement ideas.

Measurement has its own clear understandings. Some of these understanding are built around a student’s spatial understanding of what the measurement language actually means. Measurement is also very dependent on a student’s understanding of whole and decimal number. Much of what we do in measurement is understanding the language and deciding on the attribute that needs to be measured. If I asked you to measure around something then you need to look at the object and decide what is meant by around. This language over time changes to boundary, perimeter, and circumference. Much of the indirect measurement for older students requires them to use formulae to solve problems which need to be developed over time with an emphasis on understanding rather than on abstraction.

Event Details:

  4th December, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Perth - Venue to be advised

  Target Audience - Years 4 – 10.
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Teacher, Author and Facilitator of Professional development courses in Mathematics. Richard has 40 years involvement in Education, having taken up a variety of positions with the Department of Education in WA as a Primary Teacher. Richard is well-known for his love of Mathematics and has developed a wide range of professional learning opportunities for all Teachers.

He brings a wealth of strategies to his workshops, along with an endless amount of energy.

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