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The online component of the SMI follow-up meetings consists of five
activities that you may do in any order and at any time between April
15-May 15, 2001. When you are done with each activity, you may submit
your product by e-mail to Debbie Jensen
or by mailing a hard copy to Debbie Jensen, 7550 Seuss Drive, Houston,
TX 77025. Completing the five activities will benefit you these ways:
You will learn interesting facts about measurement.
You will have the opportunity to share what you have
learned with other teachers as we post (with your permission) some
of your comments on pages in this site.
You will receive more instructional resources/materials
for using measurement to teach mathematics and science.
The Adventure Continues...
Here are your measurement exploration
Using Children's Literature to Teach
Choose one of the books on our "favorites"
that you have used in your classroom. Describe the book,
how you used the book, a classroom activity based on the book, and
how you assessed your students for success doing the activity.
Measurement History and Humor
There are some linked web sites in the SMI site that describe some
interesting measurement news and a measurement
. Find five web sites on your own that describe interesting
historical facts about measurement. Send in the site addresses and
a short description of each site.
Instructional Adaptations for Special
This is your opportunity to share "what works" teaching
measurement to your students. What special materials, activities,
motivation, and/or assessment do you use to help all your students
achieve measurement skills?
Have you had any "unexpected" things happen while
you were teaching measurement? Describe what happened.
Mathematics and Science Standards
Look at the mathematics
TEKS for your students' grade level. Were any of the standards easy
to include in your classroom activities? Was it difficult to teach
any of the TEKS? Describe your experiences.