Illuminations: Measuring with Teacher’s Feet

In this lesson, students use nonstandard units to measure the distance between objects found in their classroom.

They create a nonstandard unit by using an outline of the teacher’s foot and cutting around it to use as a “measurer.” Students generate a list of four or five objects in the classroom from which they will measure the distance to their work space.

 

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Measurement & Time
Early Childhood, K-6, Educator

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