teaching resource

Length Investigation - The Longest Finger

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 4 pages | Years: 1 - 2

A mathematics investigation involving length, embedded in a real-world context.

This open-ended mathematics investigation has been designed to deepen students’ understanding of length.

In this investigation, the school principal needs to find helpers to give a signal to be quiet during assemblies. The assemblies take place in a large space so he needs people with long fingers so that everyone can actually see the signal!

This teaching resource includes:

  • teacher notes, detailing a range of important information about the investigation
  • a detailed description of the investigation for students, including step-by-step instructions
  • collecting and recording data worksheet
  • reflection questions.


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