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Children's Understanding of Ruler Measurement and Units of Measure: A Training Study

  title={Children's Understanding of Ruler Measurement and Units of Measure: A Training Study},
  author={Kevin Deitz and Janellen Huttenlocher and Mee-Kyoung Kwon and Susan C. Levine and Kristin Ratliff},
Children’s Understanding of Ruler Measurement and Units of Measure: A Training Study Susan C. Levine ( Department of Psychology, 5848 S. University Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 USA Mee-kyoung Kwon ( Department of Psychology, 5848 S. University Avenue Chicago, IL 60637 USA Janellen Huttenlocher ( Department of Psychology, 5848 S. University Avenue Chicago, IL 600637 USA Kristin Ratliff ( Department of Psychology, 5848… 
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