How Many Pencils
This worksheet is an exercise in proportional reasoning that asks students to calculate the number of pencils equivalent in length to a series of green strings. The worksheet states that the length of one pencil is equal to the length of two green strings. Each problem displays a different number of green strings, and students must deduce how many pencils would match the total length of these strings. They are to write their answers in the boxes provided next to each question.
The worksheet teaches students to apply their understanding of ratios and proportions to solve problems. It emphasizes the concept that two quantities can be equivalent when they are multiples of a common unit-in this case, the length of the green strings and pencils. This activity is designed to enhance students’ estimation skills and their ability to visually compare lengths. It also provides practice in simple division and multiplication as students convert the total length of strings into the equivalent number of pencils.