Learning - Math | 5-18 yrs

Fun Ways To Learn Measurements

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Was learning maths fun when you were young? Our teachers taught maths the traditional way, which neither evoked much interest nor was it fun to learn. But there are ways of imparting basic mathematical skills to a child in an interesting and fun way.

Calculation and measurement form the basic building blocks of maths. Learning these skills can become a boring task for your children unless you find innovative and interactive ways of teaching them. The best way to teach them is through fun tasks or do-it-yourself activities using everyday objects in their natural surroundings. Planning some daily activities for your children with everyday objects can be an ideal medium of teaching a lesson or two on measurement. It will also help them look at the world around in a more analytical manner.

H James Harrington, one of the famous international quality gurus, said, “Measurement is the first step that leads to control and eventually to improvement. If you can’t measure something, you can’t understand it. If you can’t understand it, you can’t control it. If you can’t control it, you can’t improve it.” Therefore, it is important that you teach your children the basics of measurement to help them understand better and increase their conceptual knowledge, and eventually improve their academic performance.

To know more about the different fun ways in which you can make your children learn measurements, flip through the pages of this ClipBook by our partner, Talking Math with your Kids.

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