- I had a super large hand photocopied on paper that we estimated how many beans would fit in the palm of the "giant's" hand. Guesses ranged from 4 to 1000. We counted out exactly how many would fit - which was 114 beans. They wrote that on the paper.
- Next, I asked the students to trace their hands either inside the giant's hand or on the back. They estimated how many beans would fit in their paper hand. They counted the beans and found the answer.
- They wrote their answers on their paper hand.
I made the giant's shoe print by tracing a boot and blowing it up on the copier (legal size). I made two shoe prints for each student.
I modeled measuring the group time carpet with the Giant's shoe print. I then let the children measure different things in the classroom. They brainstormed a list of things to measure at home.
One student asked if he could measure the Giant's foot with cubes. It was 16 cubes long. He then suggested that we could figure out how many cubes the things we measured were using this information! Pretty cool!