Use measurement and problem-solving skills to determine how many children (holding hands) could reach around the world.
On the playground or in a large room, measure a line 50 yards (or meters) long with a tape measure. Count how many children, holding hands, are needed to reach across 50 yards.
With a partner, choose a destination on another continent. Find out how far it is from where you live. Calculate how many children it would take to reach there.
Then determine the number of children it would take, holding hands, to reach around the world. Use a calculator if necessary.
On a large sheet of construction paper, use Crayola® Markers and Crayons to illustrate how you solved either one of the problems. Present your solution to the class. How many different solutions were discovered? How much variation is there in the answers?
Our crayons have been rolling off the assembly line since 1903, and you can see how it’s done.