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In this lesson, students read several versions of the same article. ARTICLE A contains few quantitative measures (numbers), ARTICLE B offers a range of choices for reasonable quantitative measures, and ARTICLE C is the original article as published.

“Quantitative measures are given in correct and comparable units. Nearly
every story has a number—a percentage, cost, patients tested, etc. It is an
important element of science practice.”
SciJourn Content Standards

Objective: Students will recognize the importance of quantitative measures (numbers) in articles to enhance credibility and understanding.

Materials: ARTICLE A Slumber by the Numbers
ARTICLE B Slumber by the Numbers
ARTICLE C Slumber by the Numbers
Time: approximately 30 minutes

lesson – Slumber by the Numbers – quantitative measures (pdf)

lesson – Slumber by the Numbers – quantitative measures (Editable Version)

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