Stack ‘Em, Don’t Crack ‘Em!

Strategically planned tape measure activities can make for an engaging, hands-on math lesson.

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Teaching your child to use a tape measure helps him develop his measurement and estimation skills, while familiarizing him with basic units of measurement. These skills are needed for life in the real world and act as a foundation for more advanced math concepts.

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For this activity, students were given a pile of “egg halves”. They were then instructed to stack the eggs, one at a time, until their pile “cracked” (or fell).

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Once they determined the adequate amount of eggs required for the perfect tower, they were given a tape measure to measure their creation!

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