These 15 task cards focus on length comparison. Students measure two objects and then answer questions. One example may be, “How much longer is the car?” Or, “How much shorter is the doll?”
How much taller is the ice cream cone than the cake? It sounds like a silly question, but the skills involved are important.
To solve, our little ones must first be able to correctly measure each object, and then they must be able to perform the correct operation to answer the question.
A little practice may be needed to master this, and so today we have 15 length comparison task cards to help with the practice.
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Prep – Work
I love activities that require very little prep-work. And these task cards can require very little work beforehand.
- Print off the task cards
- Place them in a sheet protector and grab dry erase markers!
Or for a little more work:
- First, print off task cards and cut out.
- Next, laminate
- Then punch a hole in the cards and bind together with a metal ring.
- Finally, grab those dry erase markers and you have a center!
Length Comparison Task Card
There are 15 task cards to help children practice length comparison, and they require different skills. All cards work on one basic skill though, length comparison.
The children begin by measuring each object using the ruler on the card. Then they must answer the question by subtracting the two measurements!
The differences are in the ruler used to measure the objects.
The first set has children measuring in cm!
Then, we move into measuring to the nearest inch.
Next, we progress to length comparisons to the nearest half inch.
Finally, the task cards finish with quarter inch measurements.
How to Use the Task Cards
How you use the task cards are limited only by your imagination, but here are a few ways you could use them.
- You could place them in sheet protectors and work through them with your child or a small group of students.
- You could place them in a center and have your children work through them while recording their answers in a math journal.
- Another possibility is to hang them up around the room and have the children walk around to solve each one of them. Then you could go over each card as a class.
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