Children’s building experiences are valuable as they balance blocks and measure tower heights.
Unit blocks enhance children’s thinking: creativity, geometry, social studies, and so much more. For this activity, math is the focus, as children measure themselves, build their height in blocks, and draw I’m So Tall Towers.
with them about the shapes and sizes of blocks. Help them figure out how to make a sturdy construction that will not tip over.
Measure how tall you are with a yardstick. Write down the number of inches with a Crayola® Washable Marker.
With unit blocks, build a tower that is as tall as you are. Estimate the height first by building a little higher than your eyes. Then measure to be sure.
On a large sheet of paper, draw your tower. Make the same block shapes. Draw the same number of blocks as you used to build your tower.
Fill in each block shape with a different marker color. Write your name on the paper, your tower’s height, and the date.
Study the complex, geometric ornamentation of Islamic art. Discover intricate, authentic Zillij designs using math and a
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