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Last updated 20 April 2015 13:38 by NZTecAdmin

Embedded Measurement Case Studies

An embedded approach to teaching literacy and numeracy requires workplaces and tutors to identify and exploit opportunities for building learners' literacy and numeracy skills within their vocational context.

This section contains case studies of activities and teaching strategies for developing learners' measurement strategies in a vocational context.


Case Study: The Speights Stubby Grass-ometer

This case study highlights the lengths that farming tutors will go to in the name of numeracy. Ken Payne teaches agricultural science at Telford Polytechnic in Balclutha.


Case Study: Developing a feel for measurement. Using string and paper.

A way to introduce measurement to a group of learners is for them to practically construct benchmark units. The learners in this situation were tutors. This hands-on measurement activity helped them build ‘pictures” in their minds of what a metre and a square metre look like.


Case Study: Developing a feel for measurement

Tutors at a workshop in Hamilton used a hands-on measurement activity to help them build ‘pictures” in their minds of what a metre and a square metre look like. By the end they had developed a range of measurement bench marks and made metres out of string and square and cubic metres with newspaper.




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