Strategies: How to write your own strategy for embedding measurement into your programme


Strategies (11)

If you are going to focus on measurement, it makes sense to combine this with a focus on number as well.

For example, many learners need to strengthen their knowledge of our number system and how place value works if they have to use metric measurement and related calculations in their trade.

In other words, if you want them to use the tools for measuring, they have to understand how the number system works to use the tools effectively. 

You can download our worksheet for this, or just follow along as you like.

  1. Choose items from the boxes and then add your own context below.
  2. Write out a final draft summarising your strategy.
  3. If you need to, make any changes to ensure your strategy addresses the measurement or other skills you want to concentrate on.

Teach my learners to measure and interpret shape and space with a focus on…

how to apply their knowledge of shapes

how to apply their knowledge of shapes and location

how to use units, tools, estimates, and formulas to measure objects

and how to use additive strategies

how to use multiplicative strategies

how to use proportional reasoning strategies

strengthening number sequence knowledge

strengthening place value knowledge

strengthening number facts knowledge

in the context of…  (add your own programme here)

Here’s an example. I will:

  • Teach my learners to measure and interpret shape and space with a focus on how to use units, tools, and estimates to measure objects; and strengthening number facts knowledge in the context of an introduction to farming.

There are some more examples to follow. Feel free to use or adapt these if you like. Or create your own according to the guidelines we’ve discussed.

 

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