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Measurement and Time

Books for Students

What a Load of Trash!
Steve Skidmore
The Millbrook Press, 1991.
While learning about trash, students will also explore measurement, multiplication, and estimation.

Clocks, Scales & Measurement
Pam Robson
Gloucester Press, 1993.
Presents the measurement of time, weight, area, and density through information and activities.

Keeping Time
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.

Measuring
Sally Hewitt
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
John Williams
Gareth Stevens Children's Books, 1992.
Explores the concept of time through a variety of projects involving sundials, water clocks, and other timekeeping devices.

Timekeeping
Rodney Dale
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.

Incredible Comparisons
Russell Ash
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
Allan Fowler
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
Andrea Sutcliffe
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
Marilyn Burns
Little, Brown, 1978

Annie and the Old One
Miska Miles
Little, Brown, 1971

Ancient Eygpt
Judith Crosher
Viking, 1992

The Navajo
Alice Osinski
Children's Press, 1992

Navajo
Visions and Voices Across the Mesa

Shonto Begay
Scholastic, 1995

Grandfather's Origin Story
The Navajo Indian Beginning

Richard Red Hawk
Sierra Oaks Publishing, 1988



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