Mathematics of Measurement is an activity-based exploration of measurement systems using mathematical analysis. Students will investigate all types of measurement from standard measurements like length and area to subjective measurements such as rating systems.
The course will follow the progression of measurement from ancient measurement systems to the advent of the metric system. Each activity will ask the students to consider a deep measurement topic and apply specific math skills to their problem. A few of the math skills considered in the course are multiplication, fractions, probability, and graphing.
General Format - Students engage in measurement activity targeting a specific measurement concept complemented by an extension activity focusing on a specific math skill. Each class will follow this general outline:
a. measurement activity
b. math extension
c. reflection and discussion
Schedule - This QuantumKids course is a 20-hour workshop with a 2-hour meeting time.
Student Responsibilities - Students will be shown proper handling of tools and instruments and will be expected to adhere to class guidelines.
In between each meeting, we ask that students continue to work on their math and music skills through problem sets we will provide. Students are expected to work independently and in small groups. Students are expected to record their activities and problem solving methods.