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Lesson Plan

Measurement: Crafts: Cereal Hands and Feet
Subject: Math
Grade span: K to 3
Duration: 20 to 30 minutes
This lesson was excerpted from the Afterschool Training Toolkit under the promising practice: Math Tools

Description:

This is one example of how math tools can be used to help students explore and develop concepts and skills in measurement. Students will use nonstandard units of measurement to find the area of their hand or foot print. Then they will compare findings, and discuss their discoveries as a group. This lesson is related to the "Hands & Feet" lesson for grades 2-5. The ideas from that lesson, which focuses primarily on the Geometry standard by finding the area of irregular objects, can be an extension for this one.

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