A standard piece of paper is 11” in length and 8” in width. But is that the longest length a single piece of paper can be if modified? What if you bend or rip the paper? Can you make it a longer than 11" without making multiple pieces? The single piece of paper must stay as one connected whole. Your job is to find out how long you can make a single piece of paper. Once you've created the longest piece of paper with your group, you can measure it using the appropriate tool.
Your longest piece of paper design does have some criteria and constraints. You will only get one piece of paper. If your paper becomes two pieces, the group should choose one of those pieces to continue the task. All changing of the paper must be done without any cutting tools. You and your group should try to design and create the longest single piece of paper following these guidelines.
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