How Tall Are We?

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Students measure each other's height using large building blocks, then visit a 2nd and a 4th grade class to measure those students. They can also measure adults in the school community. Measurement data is tallied and may be displayed, in an extended activity, on age-appropriate bar graphs (paper cut-outs of miniature building blocks glued on paper to form a bar graph), comparing the different age groups. The activities that comprise this lesson help students develop the concepts and vocabulary to describe, in a non-ambiguous way, how height changes as children get older. The extended introduction to graphing provides an important foundation for measurement, as well as for creating and interpreting graphs in future years. Less

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    Grade: TK/K to 6

    Topics: Measurement & Geometry, Measurement & Tools

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