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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There was once a man and woman who had been married for more than 60 years. Apr 14, Roshunda Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: Auth with social network: They will use unifix cubes to measure their foot, then compare and contrast their foot size to other students. This story tells the story about how the us measurement of a foot came about.

Students were making connection between the story and their hands on activities measuring space and objects in the classroom and at home.

This book does a great job comparing standard and nonstandard units of measurement as well as highlighting the need for uniform measuring tools.

HOW BIG IS A FOOT? Written and illustrated by Rolf Muller – ppt video online download

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. Are there any ways attention is drawn to the text by playing with size or position?

Share buttons are a little bit lower. Finally the king measured with his feet and send it to the maker. Apr 20, Evelyn rated it really liked it Shelves: Then, they could break up into smaller groups to measure things around the classroom. Afterwards, they would learn how to use and measure with a ruler. Jul 20, Shani Cooper rated it liked it.


Mar 31, Roshini R. This book is awesome and every kindergarten teacher should have it.

It is great for introducing non-standard measurement and standard measurement to students. The apprentice uses the marble copy and is able to successfully make a bed big enough for the queen.

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

The apprentice thinks he’s figured out what had went wrong, and and wants to create a new bed for the queen. Jun 23, Isabel Hernandez rated it it was amazing Shelves: In practical context, students will learn exactly how big is a foot and why.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Nov 30, Maudie rated it it was amazing. Published July 1st by Yearling first published August 28th As a class, the students could measure different items using their feet as a lesson. It is a good book to use to show the importance of being consistent when you measure something. But this book was literally formulated for that, so I’m not going to look that gift horse in the mouth.

I really enjoyed this book. This is a book we have read many times. This is a great lesson to teach non standard measuring units to children. Common Core Standards K. The book underlines the several measurable attributes of an object. Open Ended Question to invite mathematical thinking: In order to craft this bed, the king has to measure his wife, so he has her lay down and he walks the length and width of her.

The style of the illustrations is simple and in black and white with only the color red used to highlight different images like the characters clothes.

They also suggested other methods the king and the apprentice could have measured the bed for the Queen. Feb 04, Joyce Munzwandi added it Shelves: The queens birthday came and she rec This is about a king and his wife. He declares her however many feet, but when the apprentice measures, the bed is too small. The Queen has everything, everything except a bed. Sep 17, Jasmine rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a good math book to use for talking about meas When talking about how the foot came around and how people started using the foot, this would be a good book to use.


Extend concepts in small groups where students measure various objects with their feet. The queens birthday came and she received the bed. Just like “Measuring Penny,” I would use this as a mini-lesson to activate students’ knowledge about measuring. It’s a great lesson to talk about the need for standard units of measurement–and it’s a fun story as well.

How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Müller

From then on, they used only the king’s foot size when measuring so there would be no confusion. Describe several measurable attributes of a single object.

The King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This is a great book when teaching measurement.

No real setting for New Language Learners to explore. Also, it talks about how you can measure something with your foot and then measure it with someone else’s foot and it would not be the same, because you have two different size feet. Mar 20, Chloe Jackson rated it really liked it Shelves: Good book to introduce foot. Therefor he measures how big to make it using his feet.