Early Measurements are Awful (and awfully fun!)

How many palms long is my classroom? How many fathoms wide is the garage door? How many cubits high is my closet? My GTT students set out to answer these and other ridiculously silly questions today on our quest to prove that early, non-standardized measurements don’t cut it!

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Below: Using palms and girth to measure tables and walls in the classroom.

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These girls used string to keep track of the width of their hand (the way they used to measure horses, from tip of outstretched pinky to thumb) and then measure the width the classroom’s garage door.

 

 

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