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Jack and the Beanstalk Maths - Measuring

Jack got given some magic beans which he threw away and they grew into a huge beanstalk. Use things around the house to build your own beanstalks and find ways of measuring them. You could use your hands “my beanstalk was 10 hands tall” or cubes “my beanstalk was 30 cubes tall”. You could use pieces of string to help compare the measurements. If you have a ruler at home you could introduce centimetres to measure too. Get children to record the different measurements on a piece of paper and put them in size order from shortest to tallest/longest. Use comparative language such as “smallest, smaller, the same, big, long, longer, taller, tallest’ etc.