How to Estimate Length: Spark Your Learning Activity

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Are you looking for guidance on how to support your students in building their mathematical perseverance with authentic, open-ended problems? Try adding this activity from HMH Into Math Grade 2 on estimation of length with your elementary school classroom.

Estimating Length Activity

In this Spark Your Learning activity, which comes from HMH Into Math, students see a photograph of yarn. They work in pairs to estimate the yarn’s length.

In the teacher edition, there are step-by-step instructions on how to elicit thoughtful questions and responses to tasks that ask students to estimate length. The lesson includes helpful tips on how to motivate students to assess their work, persevere to find solutions, and advance to the next level.


HMH Into Math is a core mathematics curriculum for grades K–8 that inspires students to see the value and purpose of math in their daily lives through rewarding, real-life activities and lessons.

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