# Compare and describe lengths using knowledge of multiplication

I can compare and describe lengths using knowledge of multiplication.

# Compare and describe lengths using knowledge of multiplication

I can compare and describe lengths using knowledge of multiplication.

## Slide deck

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Lengths can be compared using multiplication.
- Comparisons of length can be represented as a multiplication equation.
- The stem sentence, 'The __ is __ times the length of the __' can be used to compare and describe lengths.

### Common misconception

Children may say, 'Times longer' but this is imprecise.

We say 'Times the length' because this is more precise.

### Keywords

Times the length/height/depth - Times the length/height/depth is a phrase that is used to compare and describe lengths or heights. For example, one tree might be three times the height of another tree; it is three times as tall.

Twice - Twice means ‘two times as many’. For example, ‘He asked her twice’ means she was asked two times. In maths, we can say twice four is eight because two times four is eight.

### Licence

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## Worksheet

## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

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