Teddy containers: Teaching notes. (English)

Bright, George W. et al., Classroom activities for learning and teaching measurement. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Reston, VA (ISBN 0-87353-539-1). 7-9 (2003).

Grade Range: 1-2. Mathematical Topics: Measuring capacity using informal units, problem solving related to making cylinders of a particular capacity, the comparison of different cylinders that have the same capacity. Materials: Clear container large enough to hold about fifteen of an informal unit (e.g., plastic teddies, all the same size) with some space to spare, other containers (including at least one cylinder), at least ten informal units of capacity (e.g., teddies or cubes) per student, construction paper, scissors, tape, pencils, and papers.