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MemberOctober 6, 2020 at 5:16 pm
I agree that creating your “own” units and calling them by a name is a genius idea.
One of my favorite math literature books for measuring is, “Measuring Penny” by Loreen Leedy. She uses some clever units of measure such as qtips, etc. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kH1Qh6bgq0 Certainly gets students thinking about why different units are necessary depending on the attributes of a dog: ears, paw width, tail length, weight, how high they can jump etc.