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    How Big Is a Foot?
    By 4th grade teacher

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    In the past I've used a book "How Big Is a Foot?" by Rolf Myller. It talks about a king ordering a bed and the funny mix-ups because everyone is measuring things with their feet. Basically, it discusses the need for a measurement system. After, we all measure different distances with our feet and discuss the answers we come up with. I guide the students toward realizing the need for standard units. Then we do an activity measuring things around the room.

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