Home School Life Journal

Home School Life Journal ........... painting by Katie Bergenholtz
"Let us strive to make each moment beautiful."
Saint Francis DeSales

Measuring Distance






To tell where a place is we must know its direction, but this is not all; we must also know how far it is from us or it's distance. To find this out we measure.

Look at how large an inch, a foot and a yard are. Measure all sorts of things. Guess how wide or long things are and then measure them. Measured how wide the road is.
Sam guessed 2 yards, James guessed 9 yards and Quentin guessed 4 yards. It measured at about 6 1/2 yards. They became more accurate with their guesses as they continued.




inspiration and sources:
  • Home Geography for Primary Grades, Charlotte Mason


3 comments:

  1. Great way to bring estimating distance into concrete focus!

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  2. Never thought of measuring the road. Gotta try that! Thanks for linking!

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  3. It must be fun to play guesstimates with a bigger crowd to see who comes closer.

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