# What other problems might he have? The world’s tallest man! Chinese man, 27-year-old Zhao Liang, is the world’s tallest man. He measures in at 2.46m. He.

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What other problems might he have? The world’s tallest man! Chinese man, 27-year-old Zhao Liang, is the world’s tallest man. He measures in at 2.46m. He needed two beds to sleep on when he went into hospital for a foot operation! What do you think Zhao does when he needs some clothes?

The world’s smallest man! He Pingping is the world’s smallest man. He comes from Inner Mongolia and was born in July 1988. He measures 73cms tall. Hi, I have to interview He Pingping on my TV show soon. Can you come up with some good questions for me to ask him please?

How many of these bones can you name? In every height measurement there are: 4 femur lengths7 head lengths 7 foot lengths7 ulna lengths 5 tibia lengths 3 head circumferences True of false? How can you find out? Body parts

Up2d8 maths Teachers guide In April Zhao Ziang, a 27 year old from China, came to our attention in the news when he was declared the world’s tallest man at a staggering 2.46m (8ft 1in),10 centimetres (four inches) taller than the current holder of the official title At the time of writing Up2d8, Zhao had declined to be named in the Guinness book of records so has no official status. His clothes have to be custom-made. …continued on the next slide

When he was younger his mum made them for him. He can just squeeze into European size 56 shoes and needs to get them from Japan or the US. When he was young he stayed at home because of his height, he wouldn’t play with other children because he was so much taller than all of them and was embarrassed. He left school at 14. In 2006 he was noticed by an artistic troupe and they employed him as a musician. This really improved his life, for the first time in his life he had friends. At the other extreme He Pingping, a young man from Inner Mongolia, was officially recorded as the world’s smallest man in 2008. The following spreads make effective starting points for discussion and mathematics surrounding length, analysing data and ratio and proportion.

1 st spread: The world’s tallest man! continued… ●Discuss the possible size of his hands and feet. Will they be very large? Can the children think why? Introduce the idea that our bodies are proportional. The third spread goes into more detail on this. ●Ask the children to discuss, in pairs, the question about what Zhao would need to do if he wanted to buy some clothes. ●Discuss the other problems he might have e.g. what if he needed to catch a bus or tube, wanted to go on a ride at a theme park, visit the children’s homes, eat at a restaurant?