Math Lesson - Enrichment, How to Measure Using the World Around You, Grade 1

In the "Enrichment" lesson, designed for Grade 1 students under the "Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data" unit, young learners embark on an engaging journey to understand the concept of measurement using the world around them. Specifically, the chapter "How to Measure Using the World Around You" introduces students to the basics of comparing and measuring objects without the use of standard measuring tools. By engaging in activities such as the "Which is the Tallest? Worksheet," students will learn to visually and physically compare objects, determining their size relative to one another.

This foundational skill is crucial for several reasons. Firstly, it enhances their observation skills, encouraging them to notice details and differences in the objects that surround them every day. Secondly, it lays the groundwork for understanding more complex mathematical concepts and measurements that they will encounter in higher grades. Finally, learning to measure using the world around them fosters creativity and problem-solving skills. Students will discover that they can apply these practical skills in real-life scenarios, making this lesson both educational and highly relevant to their everyday experiences.

Estimated classroom time: 3 min
Chapter: How to Measure Using the World Around You
Unit: Foundations and Applications in Measuring, Time and Data
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Which is the Tallest? Worksheet
Which is the Tallest? Worksheet
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  • Activity 1 / Which is the Tallest? Worksheet

    Things are often organized in different ways to make it easier for people to see or use them. Also, we can arrange people in order of height, age, or different factors. In this worksheet, your kids will be measuring according to height. Ask your kids if they know any other ways things can be measured. Now, read the texts describing the buildings in this printout. Help your kids put them in order of height by checking 4 for the tallest building, and 1 for the shortest.