Who is the Tallest?

This Who is the Tallest? activity & project also includes:

A simple question, with a not-so-simple answer. Working with whole and mixed number measurements in inches, feet, and yards presents a problem with many possible solutions. A great activity that challenges the minds of young mathematicians. Be sure to have rulers and yards sticks handy for added support. Extend the activity by having students measure themselves using different units of length.

157 Views 124 Downloads
CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Question engages students with a real-life context
  • Problem allows for a variety of different solutions
  • Includes ideas for extending and differentiating the activity
Cons

  • None
Common Core