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- This article illustrates many ways in which numbers can be used. List as many different kinds of measurements as you can find in the article.
- Where are there two places where negative numbers are used.
- Draw a 50 square metre plot on the ground. What different shapes can it have? If it were a square, how long would a side be? If it were a rectangle what are some possibilities? If it were a circle what would be its radius? Imagine "hundreds of penguins" in this space!

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