This book focuses the mathematical background and research base of measurement. The goal is to help young learners develop an understanding of the following four attributes of measurement:
- Capacity (or volume)
- Weight (or mass)
Although children can easily describe the color of a cup, methods to quantify its measurement attributes are not as easy.
The topics of volume and capacity are grouped together because these ideas are closely related at the early stages of learning. Activities for these attributes are similar. This also applies to weight and mass.