Children Explain Their Reasoning About Measurement: “Because It’s Big and Heavy!”

Ayşegül Ergül, İsmihan Artan


Measurement concepts taught in preschools generally include length, size, weight, time, temperature, sometimes volume and area. There are several ways to examine children’s concepts and reasoning skills about measurement. One of them wants children to explain their decisions they make solving measurement problems. This study aimed to determine the reasoning skills of children in the area of measurement. The study group is composed of randomly selected 204 children between 60 and 74 months attending preschools. Data were collected using Early Mathematical Reasoning Skills Assessment Tool. Results showed that no significant difference was found between the scores of reasoning of boys and girls. Measurement reasoning scores of older children are higher than younger children.    

Keywords: Measurement, Reasoning, Preschool, Math, Rubric. 

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