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    By Gayle

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    I tied in math activities with a human body unit (4th grade) using lessons from a book called: Jaw Breakers and Heart Thumpers - 1995 Aims Educational Foundation. It had fun lessons like: trying to figure out the approximate height of a giant given only an example of a giant hand print ( that gets mysteriously left on the classroom wall!). Kids end up figuring out that their hand span fits about 10x into their height span - so the giant's height must be 10x the length of the hand.
    There are lots of fun lessons in that book that tied math and science together.

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