Measurement Videos

Our professional development videos will help you learn and implement successful teaching strategies for elementary mathematics. These videos include workshops, activities, and educators' advice about developing measurement concepts in your classroom. There are great tips from John Van de Walle, celebrated math instructor and best-selling textbook author, about teaching children the fundamentals of measurement and how this can change your approach in the classroom.

You can purchase the Van de Walle Professional Mathematics Series, which provides practical guidance along with proven strategies for practicing teachers, directly from the publisher's Website.

Capacity Lineup

Capacity Lineup Video

During this measurement activity, students learn about volume by examining the capacity of several containers.

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Fixed Areas

Fixed Areas Video

Children use 36 tiles to explore fixed areas, in this classroom math activity.

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Measurement vs. Geometry

Measurement Vs. Geometry Video

John Van de Walle makes a distinction between measurement and geometry, in this interview.

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The Meaning of Measurement

Measurement Video

In this interview, John Van de Walle discusses how to teach children what it means to measure.

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Measuring Area

Measuring Area Video

Learn a student-centered approach for teaching children to measure area without a ruler.

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Measuring Angles

Measuring Angles Video

John Van de Walle discusses degrees, wedges, and a student-centered strategy for teaching students about angles and protractors.

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Further enhance your math curriculum with more Professional Development Resources for Teaching Measurement, Grades K-5.

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