Measurement is a mathematical knowledge domain that involves the assignment of a numerical value to a measureable attribute of an object or event. Measurement enables the ordering and comparing of objects and events that are not separately countable. The term measurement not only represents a range of mathematical concepts, but it is also a mathematical process (i.e., measuring), whereby the measurement of an object or event is made. This entry provides an overview of children’s measurement development, information about the foundation measurement concepts and processes, and an explanation of the different measureable attributes in mathematics.

Overview of Measurement Development

Research has shown that children begin to develop understandings about measurement from a young age. In particular, the research of Douglas Clements has demonstrated that young children are ...

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