Put your students in groups and give each group a meter stick, a pencil and a sheet of paper. Allow them to discuss and write down three things they see in the classroom that they predict might equal one meter if added together.
Give them time to actually measure the items, record their lengths and add these recordings together.
Which group came the closest to one meter? If you have advanced or older students, they can measure to the nearest 1/8 inch and convert their measurements to decimals.
What are some other units of measurement this game could be used to work on?
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