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Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician returns, this time tackling measurement, in this latest installment of the winning "millions" series (If You Made a Million, 1989, etc.). In his systematic and logical style, Schwartz presents an enormous amount of information in an impressively clear and concise manner, beginning with the history of standardized measuring units. Through a series of "bright ... Read full review

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Marvelosissimo is a Magician in a hot air balloon traveling through time explaining the development of standard units of measure. He makes measuring look simple and fun; calculating length, height, weight, and volume using the metric system.
Great read-aloud for younger students learning about measurement. Students can look around their classroom and/or bring in random things to measure with and do comparison. Have students explain why they feel these objects would work (or not), are they good objects to measure with.

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