Task# Measuring Blocks

Illustrative MathematicsVaries

This task is a kernel for an instructional task that could be elaborated with commentary about teaching strategies and examples of student work. Have two or more blocks of different lengths on hand and paper clips to use to measure them. The blocks need to measure a whole number of paper clips whose combined length is less than or equal to 20 paper clips. Have students work in pairs. Give each pair a block to measure using paper clips.