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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Time for Preschoolers: Duration
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El tiempo y los niños preescolares. La duración
Polish Version: Przedszkolaki: a pojęcie czasu
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Classroom Activities
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: MATHEMATICS
Goals: 6. Demonstrate and apply a knowledge and sense of numbers, including numeration and operations.
7. Explore measurement of objects and quantities.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
Learning Standards: 6.A. Demonstrate beginning understanding of numbers, number names, and numerals.
7.A. Measure objects and quantities using direct comparison methods and nonstandard units.
7.B. Begin to make estimates of measurements.
7.C. Explore tools used for measurement.
10.B. Organize and describe data and information.
13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
Benchmarks: 6.A.ECf. Verbally recite numbers from 1 to 10.
7.A.ECd. Begin to construct a sense of time through participation in daily activities.
7.B.ECa. Practice estimating in everyday play and everyday measurement problems.
7.C.ECb. Know that different attributes, such as length, weight, and time, are measured using different kinds of units, such as feet, pounds, and seconds.
10.B.ECb. Make predictions about the outcome prior to collecting information, with teacher support and multiple experiences over time.
13.B.ECb. Become familiar with technological tools that can aid in scientific inquiry.