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Body Data

Students measure their height over the course of the school year and collect enough data to analyze the results using rich and probing questions.

Building Percent Dolls: Connecting Linear Measurement to Learning Ratio and Proportion

A series of lessons in which students in grades 5 and 6 use measurement activities to design and construct proportion dolls. This article highlights how measurement can connect learning about percents, decimals, and proportions. Activity ideas are provided for teachers to implement this activity in the mathematics classroom.