Learning Math: Measurement

Examine some of the major ideas in measurement and their practical applications in this video- and web-based course for K-8 teachers.

This lesson explores procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement. You will also examine how measurement can illuminate mathematical concepts such as irrational numbers, properties of circles, and area and volume formulas, and discover how other mathematical concepts can inform measurement tasks such as indirect measurement. The 10th session explores ways to apply the concepts of measurement you’ve learned in K-8 classrooms.