Measure for Measure

Shailendra Gupta

Young children love drawing and enjoy learning while playing. We should provide creative learning activities to make teaching and learning a joyful experience. This article gives you a few tried and tested activities meant for the primary classes. Besides the children, parents too will enjoy doing them.

1. Teaching estimation: Estimation is the process of using mental and visual information to measure or make decisions without the use of measuring instruments. It is integral to mathematics and science, and is of importance even in our life. We estimate before buying something, or investing in something, or while communicating with a person. We should help children estimate physical quantities like length, temperature, area volume, etc., right from the primary classes.

The author is Principal, Eklavya Institute of Teacher Education, Ahmedabad. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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