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Start your review of How Big Is a Foot? Write a review Shelves: math-class As a kindergarten teacher it is important to me to teach my students about standard and nonstandard units of measurement. This book does a great job comparing standard and nonstandard units of measurement as well as highlighting the need for uniform measuring tools. How Big is a Foot? After reading this book we made can make tracings of our own feet and cut out foot long foot shapes to make an outline As a kindergarten teacher it is important to me to teach my students about standard and nonstandard units of measurement.
After reading this book we made can make tracings of our own feet and cut out foot long foot shapes to make an outline of our own beds that will be 4 ft x 6 ft. This will further illustrate the concept of standard and nonstandard units of measurement. This book is awesome and every kindergarten teacher should have it. If a teacher were working on measurement with their students in the classroom, the teacher could instruct students to explore the classroom and measure and record the lengths of different items using a ruler as well as their own choice of unit for measurement.
Students could use their foot, an eraser, one of thier fingers or a pencil as a non standard unit for measurement. This exercise should show This book is great for introducing non standard measurement and standard measurement to students. This exercise should show students why having a standard unit of measurement is important and provide practice using and reading rulers properly.
Describe measurable attributes of objects, such as length or weight. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.
Are there any ways attention is drawn to the text by playing with size or position? Language considerations: The idea of foot as measurement requires the idea that the same word can have multiple meanings and uses. This could be a language challenge for some children. There is also very little context with the illustrations. No real setting for New Language Learners to explore. Cultural considerations: The hierarchy of characters with in the story may pose a challenge with children who are not used to reading these types of stories.
Open Ended Question to invite mathematical thinking: How could we use other body parts to measure things? Extension Activity- Children will trace their own foot.
They will use unifix cubes to measure their foot, then compare and contrast their foot size to other students.
How Big Is a Foot?
How Big is a Foot? At one point the characters are asking, "How big is a bed? At another point the question arises, "Why was the bed too small for the queen? At the end the bed fits the queen perfectly. Ask the students, "Why did the bed fit perfectly?
How Big is a Foot?