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Use measurement and problem-solving skills to determine how many children (holding hands) could reach around the world.
On the playground or in a large room, measure a line 50 yards (or meters) long with a tape measure. Count how many children, holding hands, are needed to reach across 50 yards.
With a partner, choose a destination on another continent. Find out how far it is from where you live. Calculate how many children it would take to reach there.
Then determine the number of children it would take, holding hands, to reach around the world. Use a calculator if necessary.
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