Year 6 Ratio and Proportion Return to Primary Maths Resources

Student resources.

Body parts proprtions

Make a list of body parts that can be measured with a piece of string like
- circumference of the wrist
- circumference of the neck
- circumference of the base of the thumb
- circumference of the waist
- distance from shoulder to finger tip
- height
- circumference of head

Cut a length of string the same length as each body part in the list.
Find the ratio of:
- thumb:wrist
- wristneck
Investigate other body ratios. Record your findings by calling the thumb 1.

What about other body ratios:
- nose length : thumb length?
- half a head : height?