# Summer SAVY, Session 1 Day 5, Encounters with Measurement (1st – 2nd)

Posted by on Friday, June 14, 2024 in blog, SAVY.

Dear SAVY Families,

I can’t believe we have already completed SAVY Summer 2024 Session One: Encounters with Measurement. This week has been so fun for me as I learned with and from the SAVY mathematicians. I hope your SAVY mathematicians feel the same!

Most of our day was spent on completing our final project. For the final project, mathematicians had to use their body measurements to create their own true-to-size Yeti. Mathematicians learned that Yeti are known to be at least 6-10 feet tall. To create a Yeti this size, mathematicians were challenged to double their own size measurements. By doubling their measurements, students will be in the range of a real Yeti! The mathematicians had a lot of fun seeing some of themselves in the Yeti they created. Next, mathematicians had to use strategies to figure out the area of the Yeti they created. The Yeti is a very irregular in shape, and we did not have enough square-inch tiles to cover an entire Yeti, so the mathematicians were very challenged by this puzzle! I was so impressed with the determination they showed in finding the area of their Yeti. Make sure to ask your SAVY mathematician the strategy they used to find the area of their Yeti!

Mathematicians who completed the first part of their project had the opportunity to extend their thinking using the knowledge we developed throughout our course. Some mathematicians chose to use a strategy to find the perimeter of the outline of the Yeti. Other mathematicians used their knowledge of area to create a floor plan for a home for the Yeti. Mathematicians who excelled in volume chose to create a recipe for a drink at a Yeti party. Finally, some mathematicians who were feeling more creative chose to write a short story about what would happen if a scientist discovered their Yeti in the wild. This prompted a fun discussion about whether or not we think the Yeti could actually exist!

To end the day, students presented their projects to their peers. I was very impressed by how confident each mathematician was in presenting their thinking, and how respectful the other mathematicians were in listening to their peers.