## Reflection: Real World Applications What is longer/shorter than my shoe? - Section 2: Whole Group Interaction

Check out the picture in the resource section. This is a perfect example of what I want my students to NOT do. I want them to know that correct measuring will always require lining up at the beginning edge of the item being measured. The orange bucket in the picture was picked up by more than one student and when the realized their pencil could fit right through the handles, they slid it in and had it hanging right in the middle of the pencil to measure it. I corrected them and showed them to start at the edge and hold their pencil above it to correctly measure.

Real World Applications: Mistake in action

# What is longer/shorter than my shoe?

Unit 8: Measurement
Lesson 4 of 5

## Big Idea: Comparing lengths assists first graders in developing concepts of measurement and standard units. This lesson will have my students compare everyday classroom objects for practice.

Print Lesson
3 teachers like this lesson
Standards:
Subject(s):
Math, Measurement, comparison, First Grade, length unit
32 minutes

### Jennifer Moon

##### Similar Lessons

###### Use a Non-standard Unit to Measure
1st Grade Math » Measurement and Time
Big Idea: In this lesson students will use color tiles to measure classroom objects.
Favorites(12)
Resources(10)
Lakeland, FL
Environment: Urban

###### What's in a Name?
1st Grade Math » Inch by Inch, Paperclip by Paperclip
Big Idea: Students love to work with each other's names! In this lesson, students put their names in order from shortest to longest. Then students practice putting sight words in length order.
Favorites(24)
Resources(16)
New Orleans, LA
Environment: Urban

###### Tiles and Cubes and Clips, Oh My!
1st Grade Math » Non Standard Measuring
Big Idea: Were off to get the measure, the wonderful measure of side! The students will identify the longest side of an object and measure its length with a variety of non standard units.
Favorites(5)
Resources(20)
Waitsfield, VT
Environment: Suburban