Package 5-4 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Maths explosion 7 feet follow up
This task offers your child the opportunity to measure length using uniform informal units.
Week 6 - Package 4 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Maths explosion 7 feet follow up
Things you need
Have these things available so your child can complete this task.
Activity sheet 1
Read the instructions about Maths explosion 7 feet follow up
Why is this activity important?
This task offers your child the opportunity to:
conduct mathematical investigations in their home.
measure lengths using uniform informal units (the cut out of their foot) by placing them end to end with no overlaps.
explore that when an item is longer, more units will be required to measure it.
Before you start
Make sure your child has the required resources ready.
Check that the video is working and the audio settings are correct for your child.
What your child needs to know and do
This task encourages your child to conduct mathematical investigations at home where they will need to explore to find solutions. They need to place the foot cut out end to end to get an accurate measure.
What to do next
View MathXplosion 7 feet follow up video.
Help your child trace around their foot on cardboard or paper and have them cut it out. This will be the unit that they will use to measure around the home.
Help your child to measure their own height using their foot measure. Are they 7 feet (their own foot) tall?
Ask your child:
Can you find some things that are more than 7 of your feet tall? Write and draw your findings in Activity sheet 1.
Can you find some things less than 7 of your feet tall? Write and draw your findings in Activity sheet 1.
Options for your child
Activity too hard?
Make multiple feet so that they don’t have to keep the place of the unit and then move it up.
Activity too easy?
Measure more things with their foot or and cut out a measure of your foot so that they can investigate what happens when the unit used to measure gets bigger.
Follow-up questions to ask your child
Why is it important to iterate (place them end to end with no gaps) the unit?
How many of your feet do you think your bed will be? Why?
Measure the same item using different units from the different members of your family