Tag: big and small

Book Ideas: Measuring with books, blocks, and even penguins

(Vol. 3, Issue 1, December 2011) There are any number of wonderful books that give children very concrete images to show how big creatures are and to make comparisons to their own size. Steve Jenkins’ Actual Size and Prehistoric Actual Size have been favorite choices in our past workshops on measurement. However, in last year’s idea book, Laura Miller reported how she and and her preschoolers from Prieto Academy explored linear measurement after studying polar animals.

Book Ideas: The Growing Story and Three Feet Small

The Growing Story and Three Feet Small are two wonderful picture books that address a “math all around us” question that young children find compelling.