Exploring and Creating Maps
With the opening of the City arc, the Yellow Band is beginning to learn about our surrounding neighborhood by mapping our street at Brightworks. So far, we’re just starting on Bryant between 18th and Mariposa, but hopefully we’ll map even more of the neighborhood.
How Many Feet?
Many kiddos liked to try multiple strategies for figuring out the distance between 18th and Mariposa Street. Here are some of the ways we tried: counting foot by foot, counting by tallying hundreds, counting how many steps in one sidewalk square and then count how many sidewalk squares long the block is. Kiddos realized that amounts will be different depending on the size of your foot and the way you’re taking steps. If you’re just walking with a regular stride it will take less steps than heel-to-toe. If you have a big feet, it will take less steps for you as well. Yellow Banders thought of ways to make measuring this distance more accurate and realized that even if we measured the sidewalk squares with measuring tape and add it all up, some of the squares are different sizes, so we’d have to count them seperately or come up with a different strategy.
Counting our steps in different ways
Until next time!