The Big Hand Challenge
Mesa Math Clubs
In this activity, students are challenged to determine how much larger the
principalís hand is compared to the hand size of the average kindergartner.
Students guess or formulate a hypothesis, and then collect data to support
their hypothesis. The Big Hand Challenge provides an excellent opportunity
for student interaction with younger kids and with the principal. Data collection
is easy since the flat, adjustable computer screen allows students to use
the spreadsheet as a measurement tool. Students learn to appreciate the
computer as a tool in math and science, but realize that they themselves
are the problem solvers.
Download The Big Hand Challenge: bighand.pdf