Thursday, February 9, 2012

Measuring Words on the Computer

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It’s a new month, which means it’s time for a new math topic! This month, my class is working on measurement. Luckily, I teach first grade, so we are only measuring with non-standard units! Unluckily, it is hard to find computer games that focus on this topic. I was about to give up and let this month’s computer center simply cliffordmeasurementfocus on addition ( a skill we can always use practice in!), and then I came across a great PBS game that works on the language that goes along with measurement. You know: longer, shorter, higher, lower, heavier, lighter. For my English Language Learners, this will be a great way to work on that vocabulary that we as teachers “assume” that all of our students know! Here’s a link to the game, which uses Clifford to get kids thinking about those comparison vocabulary words.






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