While the goal of today’s media lesson was for students to collect data, I think the data I gathered as they worked was much more informative.
We’d measured lots of items shorter than our rulers. Using meter sticks to measure their heights presented quite a challenge to several groups.
The student pictured, for example, knew she was taller than 100 cm but when she lined up her meter stick to measure the length beyond that, she was stumped. Finally she decided she could count every cm until she reached her height. 100, 101, 102, 103….. She’s 159 cm tall.