Directions for a Drawing Game {Measurement Activity}


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Have each student draw a picture using a ruler, drawing only straight, vertical and horizontal lines. On a separate piece of paper, they should mark one endpoint of each line with a dot and a letter.

So, the second paper should have several dots accompanied by letters, but nothing else. Students then need to write out directions for another student to draw the picture using the dots given.
Example: The beginning of one student’s directions might say, “Draw a 1-inch line up from A. Then draw a 2-inch line toward the right from B.” Have students switch papers and see whether they can follow each other’s directions to create the correct pictures.

You can also download a PDF version of this game to file away for later here on my site or on TeachersPayTeachers.


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