Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Toilet Paper Athletes!

Today the Crazy 8s kids investigated size and distance using nonstandard and standard units of measurement. We estimated, then confirmed, the size of one toilet paper square, then guessed how many squares tall our partner was. We also tried to guess how many squares were in a roll!
Next we measured out long lengths of toilet paper in the hallway and each of us recorded our long jumps on it. Then we measured the distance of our jumps using a tape measure. We learned how to lock it so it wouldn't snap back on our fingers when it got really long!
Finally, we heaved toilet paper rolls like a shot put and again, we recorded the lengths and then measured them.  We saved the rolls we didn't use so we can do it again. It was so much fun to measure with toilet paper!

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