Measuring and Mapping the Playground

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The school playground is a great place to learn about math. Pupils measure the dimensions of a playground using baby steps and individual strides. They use their measurements to create a scale drawing of the playground by applying an appropriate scale factor.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have learners create a scale drawing for a personal place of interest as a take-home project
Classroom Considerations

  • Must complete the resource Stride Ruler first
  • Required materials include grid paper and a compass
Pros

  • Scholars appreciate being outdoors
  • Provides a printable student instruction sheet
Cons

  • None
Common Core