One of the five Learning Math courses for elementary and middle school teachers which are organized around the content standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Measurement examines the major ideas and relationships in this content strand. In this course, you will explore procedures for measuring and learn about standard units in the metric and customary systems, the relationships among units, and the approximate nature of measurement.
You will also examine how measurement can illuminate mathematical concepts such as irrational numbers, properties of circles, and area and volume formulas, and discover how other mathematical concepts can inform measurement tasks such as indirect measurement.
The course consists of 10 approximately two-and-a-half-hour sessions, each with a half-hour of video programming, problem-solving activities provided online and in a print guide, and interactive activities and demonstrations on the web. Review the course work requirements and the supporting website .
Annenberg Learner (formerly Annenberg Media) funds and distributes multimedia professional development courses and resources to advance excellent teaching in American schools. These educational video programs with coordinated web and text materials help teachers enhance their expertise in their fields and refine their teaching methods. The School of Education at Colorado State University offers graduate credit for teachers enrolled in these professional development courses. Educational video programs with coordinated interactive web and text resources form the basis for these courses and can be accessed at the Annenberg Learner website.