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Me and the Measure of Things

4.07  ·  Rating Details  ·  43 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
The energetic narrator of Me Counting Time and Me on the Map is back, this time introducing young readers to the units of measure. What’s the difference between a cup and an ounce? What gets measured in bushels and when do you use a scale? Easy-to-understand text and playful corresponding illustrations teach children the differences between wet and dry measurements, weight ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published September 10th 2002 by Dragonfly Books (first published 2001)
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Nov 05, 2012 Jeffrey rated it really liked it
1. Genre: Concept
2. Summary: This book helps the reader understand the concept of measurement by tying together illustrations of real world things and how they are measured in real life situations. A little girl explains how from birth to her age now her life has been filled with measurements.
A. Area of Comment: Text
The author’s writing is prosaic in style but it works well with the illustrations and the concept being covered.
B. The text and the illustration go hand in hand in order to explain
Janice Redding
Apr 22, 2012 Janice Redding rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math, ece-3601
I like this book because it discusses things that you can measure and weigh. Some examples that were provided in the book were gummy bears, to see how much it weighs, as well as the distance between houses. Even though weight and measurement are two important concepts, the books says that weights and measures tells how much, how many, how heavy, how tall, and how far. I can use this book in the classroom to have the student’s measure things such as their desks, the door, etc. In addition, I can ...more
Apr 24, 2016 Maki rated it really liked it
Shelves: kids-favourites
A good review of how to measure things, but not a good book to start with to introduce the unit as it talks about every type of measurement and would be overwhelming to someone just learning to measure.
Apr 13, 2012 Yadira rated it liked it
Shelves: math, measurement, weight
This book gives examples of everyday items that we weigh and measure. It also shows different units of measurement and how they can be interchanged. "I drink eight ounces of juices every morning. That's the same as one cup." This book can be read and then as a lesson the tacher can bring different things the students can measure and weigh. This would provide a more hands-on way of learning.
Sarah Kasper
Feb 22, 2011 Sarah Kasper rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math, favorites
I LOVE THIS BOOK! "Me and the Measure of Things" is an awesome book for every type of lesson imaginable that has to do with measurement. This book will be a great tool when introducing measurement to students in 1st or 2nd grade. Try some hands on activities like measure how tall each other is, or how big your students feet are!
Apr 26, 2011 Ashley rated it it was ok
The book uses everday items to put into perspective without just using a ruler. Ex. a postage stamp =1 inch. The book show equivelencied as well and has a directory in the back with measurement equivelency and throughout the book it mentions the weights and measures. The pictures really help in getting the ideas across.
Dec 02, 2012 Tiffany rated it liked it
Shelves: math-books, science
Another great book to introduce measurement. Easy to understand from a child's perpective, the book also makes great connections to every life. This book could also be use in a science lesson, since it compares the weight of wet and dry things. So when teaching students about weight, and measurement this is a go to book.
Oct 17, 2010 Brittany rated it really liked it
Shelves: informative, math
The book about different types of measurement. This helps children grasp the concept that an teaspoon is different then a cup. This book is a great book to integrate math and literacy in the classroom. The visuals are wonderful and engaging. Its great to use as a read aloud or in your classroom library.
Apr 05, 2012 Evelyn rated it really liked it
Me and the Measure of Things is a great book that teaches students about measurement. It can be used for students in 1-2 grade. It teaches students about how to distinguish between cups and teaspoons. It also shows students when it is appropriate to use a scale and a ruler.
Shira Burns
Nov 17, 2010 Shira Burns rated it liked it
This book could be used to integrate literature into a math lesson. Throughout this book the character discusses the many ways in which people measure different things. Tools such as rulers and scales are discussed to inform children of how we measurement is taken.
Alexis Levine
Mar 23, 2012 Alexis Levine rated it really liked it
Me and the Measure of THings would be great for children in grades k-2. I would use this book during a measurement unit to do a lesson on teaspoons and cups. This book is a great book to integrate math and literacy in the classroom.
Tiffany Young
Apr 14, 2012 Tiffany Young rated it liked it
Shelves: math
This book is all about measurement. It gives examples of everyday items that we can weigh and measure as well as measuring units and equivalencies. This book could be used with a lesson on measurement.
Apr 15, 2013 Kristina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is great for and end of unit lesson on measuring. It sums all sorts if measurements and can help kids understand that measuring does not just happen with a ruler.
Nov 20, 2010 Tania added it
Great book to use to introduce measuring. It is very kid friendly and has a lot of amazing pictures in it. I use this to teach a science lesson about measuring.
Ayana Mishelle
Oct 30, 2010 Ayana Mishelle rated it it was amazing
We used this book on math night on our measuring game. This is a great book to intoduce measuring to any age group. Makes measurement fun and comprehensive
Amanda Stacy
Apr 22, 2012 Amanda Stacy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ece-3601, math
This is an awesome book! I used it to introduce my first graders to the concepts of measurements. I believe you could use it up to fourth grade as a review.
Hannah Sheffield
This book would be great to read to young children who are learning about measurement. I think it would be a great way to get them interested.
Brittany White
Apr 10, 2011 Brittany White rated it really liked it
This is an awesome book for many types of measurement lessons. Educators can use this book to introduce measurement to young children.
Katie Pszczola
Dec 02, 2012 Katie Pszczola rated it really liked it
Shelves: math
Great book to use when teaching standard and non standard measurement! This story is all about measuring!
Jade Saleem
Oct 29, 2010 Jade Saleem added it
Shelves: math
This is a math book measurement, specifically for first through third grade.
Mina Saeed
Oct 19, 2010 Mina Saeed rated it it was amazing
Shelves: measurement
Teaches about different measurement tools:)
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