Measure Up assists the development of measurement process skills using a sound content base. It provides teachers with an opportunity to present students with outcomes-based, open-ended tasks. Each measurement concept (basic units, conversions, perimeter, area, surface area and capacity) is presented as a series of four types of questions:
- Knowledge and understanding of relevant mathematical concepts;
- Adaptation of these concepts to more difficult situations through word problems;
- Mini tasks involving the solving of word problems incorporating multiple steps;
- Open-ended tasks presented on a variety of levels and covering a range of student outcomes.
The book will prove to be of enormous value to teachers, and students will be challenged and stimulated by the activities.
Author: Donelle Francesconi