Package 2-4 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Long creatures

This task gives your child an opportunity to explore length and use everyday language to describe mathematical situations.

Week 3 - Package 4 - Kindergarten Mathematics - Long creatures

Things you need

Have these things available so your child can complete the tasks.

Ideal

  • Find out about Long creatures from NRICH maths

  • cardboard (cut into thin strips)

  • craft materials

  • pencils or markers

  • some paper

Why are these activities important?

This task gives your child an opportunity to explore length and use everyday language to describe mathematical situations.

Before you start

Make sure you have the required resources ready. This task come from NRICH maths.

What your child needs to know and do

Your child might need some help with making their creatures. They might also need some support in measuring things accurately.

What to do next


  • 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.


5 strips of paper folded strips of paper Strips of paper turned into creatures


Follow-up questions to ask your child

  • Do you agree with this way of ordering from tallest to shortest.

  • Explain why or why not?

Extension/Additional activity

  • Choose your shortest creature and one of your longer creatures.Tall creature and short creature made from strips of paper

  • 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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