# Compare & Measure Lengths

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Videos, solutions, examples and songs to help Grade 1 kids learn how to order three objects by length and compare the lengths of two objects indirectly by using a third object.

Express the length of an object as a whole number of length units, by laying multiple copies of a shorter object (the length unit) end to end; understand that the length measurement of an object is the number of same-size length units that span it with no gaps or overlaps. Limit to contexts where the object being measured is spanned by a whole number of length units with no gaps or overlaps.

Common Core: 1.MD.1 and 1.MD.2

### Learning Targets:

• I can recognize when an object is longer or shorter than another object.
• I can organize three objects by length in order from shortest to longest.
• I can compare the lengths of two objects by using a third object.
• I understand that if the length of object A is longer than the length of object B and the length of object B is longer than the length of object C, than the length of object A is longer than the length of object C
• I can explain how to use a shorter object to measure the length of a longer object and explain why it is important to avoid gaps and overlaps.
• I can report the length of an object as the total number of shorter objects it takes to span the longer object without gaps and overlaps.
• I can represent the length of the longer object with a whole number.
• I know that length is the distance between the two endpoints of an object
• I know how to identify a unit of measure
• I know about nonstandard (e.g., paper clips, eraser length, toothpicks) as well as standard units of measurement

### Compare Lengths

Comparing three objects by length (1.MD.1).

Ordering Objects by Length
Order three objects from shortest to longest
Compare the length of two objects by using a third object.

Comparing Length
Compare the length of two hot dogs by using a third hot dog.

Comparing Lengths and Heights

### Measure Lengths

1.MD.2
Measure Lengths (Non-Standard and Standard Units)
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Measuring Length (Non-standard Units)

Comparing Length

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