It is that time of year! Puddles are everywhere. I used this opportunity to introduce the measurement topic in Math class. Students arrived in the morning with a big piece of paper on their tables where I had drawn a big puddle. They were given the task to measure their puddle!
How we could use the string was discussed as a group and it was compared to having to build a snow fence around the puddle to keep kids out! Most of the groups have 4 members and all the hands were needed to hold the string down and then lay it along a metre stick. The word "perimeter" was introduced and measurements were compared between the tables.
I suggested to the students that they might want to try this activity at home as well. Someone suggested that the depth of a puddle can be measured with rubber boots! A great connection!