Education Technology

Only Half There?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

Students use measuring tools and calculators to make half-sized drawings of themselves.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print student activity sheet page 79 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the page to the class.

    Follow the activity procedures:

  • Work in pairs
  • Using butcher paper make a life-size tracing of your partner's body
  • Identify the body measurements that need to be taken, record the values, and translate measurements into half-size versions
  • Create a half-sized version of the tracing
  • Use details like facial features and clothes in the drawing
  • Discuss strategies used
  • After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary