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

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