Here's a fun Math Measurement Activity and Crafts Project that involves a ruler and a jumping frog!
- square piece of paper
- pencil and paper
- Create an Origami Frog (Directions can be found here.)
- It works well for students to work in pairs (or with the teacher).
- Have one student hold a ruler (cm. or inch) on a flat surface (lower numbers at the bottom, of course!).
- Have the other student, place the frog next to the ruler then press on the bottom back edge of the frog's back and quickly let go to make the frog 'jump'.
- The partner can measure and record how high the frog jumped.
- Students can reverse roles.
- Students can repeat this activity several times.
- Then they can compare and contrast their results noting the lowest and highest jumps.
- Older students can compute their averages and possibly the mean, median, and mode for this activity.