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Learning Math; Measurement: What Does It Mean To Measure?


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Learning Math
Measurement: What Does It Mean To Measure?
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Educational Programming Series release date: 2001

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In this session, you will begin to explore the questions "What can be measured?" and "What does it mean to measure something?" You will identify measurable properties of objects such as weight, surface area, and volume, and discuss which metric units are appropriate for measuring these properties. You will also learn that measurement is, by its nature, approximate. Finally, you will consider how to make measurements using nonstandard units.

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Chicago: “Learning Math; Measurement: What Does It Mean To Measure?,” 05/31/2002, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4FCEB1419B044EB2A0E51C6B4097398F.
MLA: “Learning Math; Measurement: What Does It Mean To Measure?.” 05/31/2002. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4FCEB1419B044EB2A0E51C6B4097398F>.
APA: Learning Math; Measurement: What Does It Mean To Measure?. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_4FCEB1419B044EB2A0E51C6B4097398F
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