In this lesson, students read the book How Big Is a Foot?, by Rolf Myller. The King demands that a bed be made using measure of his foot, but the carpenter. he had an idea! HE WOULD GIVE THE QUEEN A BED. The Queen did not have a bed because at the time beds had not been invented. So even Someone who. Once upon a time, there lived a king and a queen. They were a happy couple because they had everything in the world.

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Students and teachers alike benefit from integration of content in literacy and math instruction. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Written and illustrated by Rolf Muller”— Presentation transcript: I read it to my second graders since we are foog measurements. This is a good math book to use for talking about measurement.

Sep 17, Jasmine rated it really liked it Shelves: This story tells the story about how the standard measurement of a foot came about.

HOW BIG IS A FOOT? Written and illustrated by Rolf Muller

The thing that caught my attention most was the dedication, it read “to the wonderful metric system without whose absence in this country this book would not have been possible. Sep 13, Taryn Loyd added it Shelves: Therefor he measures hoow big to make it using his feet.

The text and pictures are oriented differently on each page sometimes in the middle, left, right, or even going diagonally across the page. Dec 04, Lana Foo rated it really liked it Shelves: Nobody the King came in contact could figure out how big a bed was. The apprentice thinks he’s figured out what had went wrong, and and wants to create a new bed for the queen. This book would be great use with your students during a hands on math lesson such as allowing your students to use their foot and measure it to understand how big is a foot.


How Mylller Is A Foot?

Also, it talks about how the bed sizes came to be such as the king, queen, and etc. So from that point on, they used the king’s feet measurements to measure anything.

Apr 15, Shareena rated it it was amazing Shelves: From then on, they used only the king’s foot size when measuring so there would be no confusion. This book talks about how the foot came from the king’s foot.

How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Myller | Scholastic

The apprentice runs into a problem when he makes the bed using his own feet for ls. While I would normally read this with lower grades, I recently read this book to a group of fifth graders as a connection piece to a measurement activity we were doing. Once upon a time there lived a King and his wife, the Queen.

Feb 18, Danielle Boles rated it it was amazing. It was the queen’s birthday and rofl king decided to give the her a bed. This will further illustrate the concept of standard and nonstandard units of measurement.

Students can get involved in measuring activities in the classroom and they can also measure their feet in non standard measurement and check what their standard measurement is.

This could be a language challenge for some children. Wonderful title to share when teaching about measuring.

My presentations Profile Feedback Log out. All my girls traced their feet and cut them out.

How Big Is a Foot?

This book uses a story of how the measurement of a “foot” was invented. Return to Book Page. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: Mar 19, Inna Nako rated it it was amazing Shelves: Students were making connection between the story and their hands on activities measuring space and objects hy the classroom and at home.


They were a happy couple because they had everything in the world. It discusses how we came to know a foot equates to 12 inches. After reading this book we made can make tracings of our own feet and cut out foot long foot shapes to make an outline of our own beds that will be 4 ft x 6 ft.

As well as who was making the measurements for example one persons foot could be 8 in and anothers 12 in which means there is a difference of 4 in. This is a great lesson to teach non standard measuring units to children.

Describe several measurable attributes of a single object. Apr 14, Roshunda Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The queens birthday came and she received the bed.

Open Preview See a Problem? Are there any ways attention is drawn to the text by playing with size or position? Snow Gold By Joella Maes I staggered out of bed, thinking how aggravating it was to go to school, when I finally looked outside and it was snowing!

They show how the kings feet are extremely different from the apprentice feet so when the say the bed is 3 ft wide and 6 ft long they meant it was 3 king feet wide and 6 king feet long.