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58 DOUBLE TAP TO ZOOM WITH PHONE OR TABLET M A K E E A R LY L E A R N I N G S TA N D A R D S C O M E A L I V E Early Learning Standards “Understand the concept of measurement.” —Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards Common Practices in an Early Childhood Classroom Where This Standard May Be Addressed Providing experiences for children as they work, play, and go about their daily routines to observe adults measuring objects and to try out ways of measuring for themselves As preschool children learn about quantities such as more and less, they are also learning about bigger and smaller, longer and shorter, heavier and lighter. The vocabulary of comparison is also the vocabulary of measurement. Helping children to compare objects, to use nonstandard references of measurement, and to begin to use measurement tools is all part of developing their mathe- matical understanding. COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL