Each child is instructed at home to draw the outline of their hand (with fingers together) on a page in their graph maths book. Then, they are to calculate how many squares their handprint covers. Making note that a ½ a square in one place and a ½ a square in another place will make one square.
Once the figure has been made each student then sends back their measure size so the teacher can put it in a table. They will show the name of the student the size of their hand in square centimeters with data collection and graph. Once it it is shared the students are asked to comment on the graph. ‘How many different statements can you make about this graph? Eg Only two hands are greater than 100 square meters.