Nonstandard Units: Measuring with a Paper Clip
Sometimes students are asked
to estimate or measure the length of an object with something other than a
ruler. Here we use a paperclip for estimating the length.
Using the yellow paper clip as
I want you to estimate about how many paper
clips long the pencil is.
Do you think it is about 2 paper clips long - 10 paper clips long -
or 4 paper clips long?