Our focus in math this week is using a ruler to measure objects to the half- and quarter-inch. Today, we made connections to halves and quarters in a dollar and on the clock. There are four quarters and two halves in a dollar, on the clock, and in an inch! Our challenge this week will be to not only learn to measure using a ruler, but also to build a conceptual understanding of the relationships of halves and quarters to one another and to the whole. When you're at home or out and about, seizing any opportunity to describe a set as a half and a quarter can help solidify this understanding. Today's challenge was to find any object in the room that measures to a half- or quarter-inch. Apparently my face is 7.5 inches long!
Little people, big minds.