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**Order three lengths using indirect comparison**

For a first-grade level, ordering three lengths using indirect comparison can be simplified using everyday objects. Here’s an example using common objects that are easily relatable for young learners:

Example:

Consider three objects: a crayon, a shoe, and a toy car. We’ll order them based on indirect comparison.

The crayon is small, so it’s likely the shortest among the three.

Compare the toy car to the crayon. If the toy car is longer than the crayon but shorter than the shoe, place it in the middle.
The shoe is likely the longest among the three.

So, the order from shortest to longest would be: Crayon, Toy Car, Shoe.

Tips for Indirect Comparison in Grade 1:

Use Familiar Objects: Choose objects that are familiar to first-graders to make the comparison relatable.
Encourage Discussion: Discuss the lengths with the students. Ask questions like, “Which one do you think is shorter? Why?"

Visual Aids: Use visual aids like pictures or drawings to represent the objects and help students visualize the lengths.

Use Relative Terms: Introduce simple relative terms like “short,” “long,” “shorter than,” and “longer than."

Hands-On Activities: Incorporate hands-on activities where students can physically compare and order objects.

Reinforce the concept by practicing with different sets of objects. Repeat the process with new objects, encouraging students to make comparisons based on their observations.

Remember, at the first-grade level, the goal is to build a foundational understanding of relative sizes and indirect comparison in a playful and engaging way.

Have a look at this video if you need to review how to order three lengths using indirect comparison.

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Indirect Comparison for Lengths Worksheet #1

Indirect Comparison for Lengths Worksheet #2

Indirect Comparison for Lengths Lesson

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