As we continue to work with measuring, our focus this week and before the break, has been measuring length and distance. We have been using meter sticks, rulers, and string to measure width, height and depth. Of course understanding terms such as width, depth, length and height is a critical part of this math concept. Simultaneously we have been investigating other important area of measurement--that being time. This has been an ongoing inquiry. Next we will move into other areas of measurement including geometrical measurement of shapes using terminology such as perimeter, circumference etc., as well as volume, weight and temperature. When we measure, we collect valuable data that we have been learning to format using tally marks, and then to use in bar graphs. Exciting stuff!
Timeline of the Earth
This week the boys and girls have been investing and learning about timelines. This is the essence of our first line of inquiry, the origin of time. Of course the most basic timeline is that of the earth. In the process, many myths and misconceptions have been subdued if not slayed. It is now known that man didn't live at the same time as the dinosaurs, pangea wasn't all that long ago in geological terms, and more importantly, the earth is far older than they can possibly imagine! It is such incredible stuff they are investigating! Being able to put timelines in their own context begins with doing a personal timeline though!
The Fundamental Understanding of Time
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