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Explain that items can be compared using length and height

I can compare items according to their length and height.

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Year 1

Explain that items can be compared using length and height

I can compare items according to their length and height.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. When comparing different heights and lengths, know the language used varies depending on what we are describing.
  2. The ___ is taller / shorter than the ___.
  3. The ___ is longer / shorter than the ___.
  4. When travelling, some objects travel further, and some objects travel less far.

Common misconception

Inaccurate use of language e.g. 'Alex is longer than Sam' instead of 'Alex is taller than Sam'.

Encourage children to verbalise the comparisons they make eg. provide sentence scaffolds and ask them to repeat key sentences as a class.

Keywords

  • Taller than - an object has more height than another.

  • Longer than - an object has more length than another.

  • Shorter than - an object has less height or length than another.

  • Further - an object has travelled further than another or a distance has more length than another.

  • Less far - an object has not travelled as far as another or a distance has less length than another.

There is no need to assign a numerical value to attributes being compared at this stage e.g. Alex is taller than Sam, based on visual comparison rather than on quantified heights. There is a strong emphasis on using correct language in this unit.
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6 Questions

Q1.
How many counters are there altogether?
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Correct answer: 5
6
7
Q2.
What is the next number in the count? 5, 6, 7, 8, 9...
8
9
Correct answer: 10
Q3.
What is one more than 8?
7
8
Correct answer: 9
Q4.
What is one less than 8?
Correct answer: 7
8
9
Q5.
Which set has more counters?
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Correct answer: Set A
Set B
They have the same amount of counters.
Q6.
Which set has fewer counters?
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Set A
Correct answer: Set B
They have the same amount of counters.

6 Questions

Q1.
Which animal is taller - a giraffe or a snail?
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Correct answer: a giraffe
a snail
They are the same height.
Q2.
Which animal is shorter - a mouse or an elephant?
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Correct answer: a mouse
an elephant
They are the same height.
Q3.
Who is shorter, Jun or Andeep?
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Correct answer: Jun
Andeep
They are the same height.
Q4.
Which is longer, the pencil or the pen?
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Correct answer: The pencil
The pen
They are the same length.
Q5.
Is the pencil longer than the pen?
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Correct answer: Yes
No
They are the same length.
Q6.
Which one travelled further, the car or the bike?
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Correct answer: the car
the bike
They travelled the same distance.