A thinking mathematically context for practise focussed on comparing and ordering length
Adapted from NRICH.
Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Mathematics K–10 Syllabus © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2023
You will need:
- cardboard (cut into thin strips)
- craft materials
- pencils or markers
- your mathematics workbook.
- Fold the strips into different lengths.
- Decorate your cardboard strips to help them come to life!
- Order your creatures from the shortest to tallest (for example).
- Draw your creatures in your mathematics workbook.
- Do you agree with this way of ordering from tallest to shortest.
- Explain why or why not?
- Choose your shortest creature and one of your longer creatures.
- How many short creatures are needed to be the same height as the taller creature?
- Draw a picture to show you measuring how tall the creature is that you just measured.
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