Measurement allows us to analyze the objects in our world.
We are constantly doing it.
We measure the ingredients in food, objects, space, and time.
Before they are even aware of this new vocabulary, young children are constantly measuring items.
Fostering an awareness of measurement can not only help them master everyday tasks, but nourish their growing ability to think critically.
For this particular activity, we discussed the difference between height and width.
We then measured the height of a pumpkin with Legos.