Soooo, one day...a long time ago...probably in December...we were in the middle of Math class when the problem talked about the perimeter of a square that was 5 meters on each side. As I looked at blank faces, I asked, "How long is 5 meters?"
I heard many amusing responses but thought, they don't know because they can't imagine it. So, I asked for volunteers. Wow, did they respond!!!
Five volunteers held 5 meter sticks end to end to see how long it would be. Here is our picture to remind us.
Most students were very surprised to see that 5 meters was that big of a distance!!!