Measurement and Time
Books for Students
What a Load of Trash!
The Millbrook Press, 1991.
While learning about trash, students will also explore measurement, multiplication, and estimation.
Clocks, Scales & Measurement
Gloucester Press, 1993.
Presents the measurement of time, weight, area, and density through information and activities.
Franklyn M. Branley
Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
A description of the different ways in which time is and has been measured, including projects and activities on making and using timekeeping devices.
Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1996.
This collection of activities involves the measurement of length and weight, the comparisons of heavy and light, and the use of a scale to balance objects.
Nature All Year Long
Clare Walker Leslie
Greenwillow Books, 1991.
The use of natural observations to discover the times of the year, when plants bloom, when animals migrate, what animals do to prepare for winter.
Projects With Time
Gareth Stevens Children's Books, 1992.
Explores the concept of time through a variety of projects involving sundials, water clocks, and other timekeeping devices.
Oxford University Press, 1993.
A description of the way in which the concept of time has changed over the years, and of the quest for more accurate methods of measurement.
Books for Families
Hours, Days and Years
Capstone Press, 1991.
Ripley's Believe It or Not!® presents surprising facts about time, clocks, and calendars for all ages to share. Good for students to use as a basis for beginning a discussion.
Dorling Kindersley Publishing,1996.
A visual guide to comparative sizes, heights, weights, and numbers in such areas as capacity, population, growth, weather, disasters, and speed.
The Metric System
Children's Press, 1995.
An easy-to-read explanation of the metric system and how it works in the world today.
Reference Books for Teachers
Numbers: How Many, How Long, How Far, How Much . . . All the Numbers You'll Ever Need
HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.
This handbook of lists includes different systems of weights and measurements.
Off The Clock: A Lexicon of Time Words and Expressions
Kimberly O. Fakih
Ticknor & Fields Books for Young Readers, 1994.
A collection of words and phrases that are time related. Good material for classroom discussion.
The World Book of Math Power Activities 2
World Book, 1994.
A two-volume reference set that includes a metric measurement converter.
Math World Literature
This Book is About Time
Little, Brown, 1978
Annie and the Old One
Little, Brown, 1971
Children's Press, 1992
Visions and Voices Across the Mesa
Grandfather's Origin Story
The Navajo Indian Beginning
Richard Red Hawk
Sierra Oaks Publishing, 1988
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