At times, students may think that words carry little weight. But this activity will prove that words carry length! In this activity, students measure line segments to the nearest half centimeter, assign letter values to the lengths, and use the measurements to form words.
Assessing Skills• Do students measure accurately?• How well do students form words from the letters they find? Can they find more than one word for a given set of letters?This activity corresponds to the following NCTM standards:• Number & Operations• Geometry• Measurement