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Surf for More Math

Chapter 1: Length and Capacity

Lesson 3: Comparing Lengths

Use these interactive activities to encourage students to have fun on the Web while learning about length and capacity. Students can try these activities on their own or in pairs.

Use direct and indirect comparisons to compare two or more objects by length.

Develop language to describe length.

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Instructions for Use

Compare, Order and Measure Length this is an Interactive Whiteboard activity.  Students will walk through how to compare, order and measure objects using non-standard units. A good follow-up could be to have students use linking cubes to measure and order the lengths of objects in the classroom.

Length allows students to order pictures of people from tallest to shortest.

Click “How to Play” and read the instructions. Drag the players over the numbers to order them from tallest to shortest (where number 1 is the tallest). If you drag the player over the number correctly, the player will snap into place over the number and start moving. The activity will tell you when you have ordered all the players correctly.

Click on the “Play” button to play again.