Iluminations: How Big Is a Foot?

In this lesson, students read the book How Big Is a Foot?, by Rolf Myller.

They then create non-standard units (using their own footprints) and use them to make “beds.” As a result, students explore the need for a standard unit of measure.


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Math Topics
Measurement & Time
Music, Art, and Language Arts Topics
K-6, Educator
1st Grade, 2nd Grade

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