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Comparing sizes is such a fun concept to learn and to teach. There are so many ways to teach this skill and the best part is kids do this all the time!
Kids are already looking for the bigger piece of cake or noticing the larger than normal lollipop, but little do they know they are practicing an important math skill.
Comparing short and tall is such a fun skill to learn, and it comes so naturally.
This cactus height digital activity is a great tool for teaching this math skill. With every slide, children will be able to visually discern the difference between short and tall.
Natural Math Skills
Measurement is one of five key disciplines of math and it’s something that often comes naturally until it’s time to apply it in a classroom.
They carefully pick the tallest or fullest cup when getting juice or when they are picking the perfect-sized stick. Kids notice these measurements in the real world. Unfortunately, some do have trouble grasping these concepts in a classroom setting.
This fun interactive activity is a great way to introduce measurement to students or a great resource to test the hands-on activities that are used in teaching this important math skill.
My kids loved our measurement unit. They measured everything and compared what objects were shorter or taller throughout the house.
Teaching Short and Tall
The best way to teach short and tall to young students is to let them get hands-on. They need to see what we are teaching and it’s even better if it’s tangible and they can use their sense of touch.
With this digital cactus height activity, students will have three cactus plants to choose from. They will need to click the sound icon to listen to the instructions and those instructions will say to either click the taller cactus or the shorter cactus.
On both the Boom Learning and Google Slides version, they will click on the correct cactus.
On Seesaw, they will use their drawing tools to draw a circle around the correct cactus instead.
As they work their way through the slides, they’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice as they look at a number of different cacti in various shapes, sizes, and colors.