- Child stands two sticks up next to each other on a table and says, "This one's bigger."
Help your student become a(n) Length Direct Comparer
Activities focus on the full competence of direct comparison of length--lining up objects at one of their endpoints and then comparing the other endpoints. Comparing heights back-to-back is fine as an initial activity, but the one endpoint (feet!) is done for the child so is often not recognized. Having a mixed-up puppet make mistakes and asking the children to help him can be fun and generate good discussion and good ideas.
Building Blocks & Measures
Hands-on Math Center
Measuring Our Shoes