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Day 3

Understanding the relationship between length and height


In Think together, the children practise the strategies for comparing length learned in Share. The small step of progression in Question 1 is the introduction of the language shorter and looking at non-identical items, which addresses the misconception that only items that are the same can be compared by length. Use a ruler against the picture to remind children of the importance of checking items are lined up before comparing. Question 2 changes the orientation of the items so children are now comparing height and introduces the word taller.

Go outside and find things that are taller and shorter than you!