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Here students use sidewalk chalk to create, measure, and label the “Longest & Weirdest Candy Cane”

Subjects:

Art, Math  

Grades:

4, 5  

Title – Longest & Weirdest Candy Cane

By – Beth Cart

Primary Subject – Math

Secondary Subjects – Art

Grade Level – 4 or 5

Objective: The students will measure and then convert the distances in yards to feet and inches.

Materials needed: Sidewalk chalk, yard sticks

Procedure: After having a class discussion about yards, feet, and inches and how they compare to each other, students will complete the following activity.

    1) Divide the class into groups of 4 or 5

    2) Each group will draw a unique candy cane made up of 5 sections – 1 yard, 2 yards, 3 yards, 4 yards, and 5 yards.

    3) Alongside each section they will label each one: for example – 3 yards, 9 feet, 108 inches

    4) The students will then decorate and color their candy canes.

    5) A prize can be given to the group that has the most unique candy cane.

Evaluation: Students can draw a smaller version of their candy cane and label each side on a sheet of paper to turn into the teacher.

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