Feet Fit

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In this self-measuring activity, learners measure and record the length of their foot. Learners are encouraged to take and record the same kinds of measurements for their family members, teachers and classmates. Then learners use these units of measurement to measure their classroom or bedroom length and width, and compare differences in measurements from various (nonstandard) "feet."

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • printout of data table or other paper to record data
  • pen or pencil
  • Feet from various people as follows
  • learner
  • learner's parent
  • learner's teacher


  • Life Sciences
    • Human Body
  • Mathematics
    • Data Analysis and Probability
      • Data Collection
    • Measurement
      • Units of Measurement
      • Size and Scale


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • be mobile
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Uses STEM to solve real-world problems
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities


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Access Rights:

  • Free access



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