Who is the Tallest?

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A simple question, with a not-so-simple answer. Working with whole and mixed number measurements in inches, feet, and yards presents a problem with many possible solutions. A great activity that challenges the minds of young mathematicians. Be sure to have rulers and yards sticks handy for added support. Extend the activity by having learners measure themselves using different units of length.

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CCSS: Designed
  • Question engages students with a real-life context
  • Problem allows for a variety of different solutions
  • Includes ideas for extending and differentiating the activity
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Common Core