23 January 2013

Day 64 / 102 - The Average Size of a Goldfish Cracker

While working with my children today on averages, I figured we might as well add in some measuring.  As an added bonus, this week their Classical Conversations math memory work has them memorizing linear equivalents (2.54 cm = 1 in, etc).  All of this was easily taught by grabbing the nearest item on the dining room table -- a bag of goldfish crackers.

In case you were curious, and can't tell by the pictures, the average size of a cracker in our two samples was 2 cm, or .901 in.

In creating this post, I also learned how to display two pictures as one.  Something that anyone who is younger, or more tech savvy, than me is probably very capable of doing repeatedly.  This day has been wildly successful!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting this! I've been searching all over the internet for the measurements of a goldfish cracker (we homeschoolers are very weird). Now that I have my answer, I can use it for a non-standard measuring activity that I'm working on. You can see all my free homeschooling printables (mostly younger grades) at my blog: inourpond.blogspot.com. Stop by if you have the time ;-)