Compare Two Objects
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Precursor to Kindergarten - K.CC.C.6
How to Compare Two Objects - There are numerous objects in the world. Some might look the same but if you take a look at them closely, you will realize that they are not as similar as they may seem from a distance. Students when learning about mathematics will find themselves many times at a stage where they'd have to compare two or more objects. They will be required to do a direct comparison. But how do you compare two or more objects in mathematics? Follow the below-mentioned steps to compare two objects. Bring the objects together physically and analyze them carefully. Identify each one's height, volume, weight, etc. Compare two objects on the basis of the attributes or traits they have such as; more or less length, distance, height, capacity, and depth. For example; you can compare the heights of two children, the distance of two destinations or the depth of swimming pools. This way students will have an idea about different shapes existing in the world and will develop an understanding about the shapes having different heights, lengths and volumes. These worksheets show preschool students how to begin to compare two objects.
Printable Worksheets and Lessons
- Who Has More: Step-by-Step Lesson - We start out with baby steps. You can also ask them to count totals.
- Guided Worksheet - We introduce some new vocabulary words including: "least" and "largest".
- Guided Explanation - It really helps if you get students in the habit of numbering the groups before even reading the question.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - We have you compare 2 items in a set, as well as 3 items in a set.
- Matching Worksheet - This is more about following directions than anything else.
In these lessons, we look for fewer, more, and just the right number of items.
- Lesson 1 - Count the number of objects in the left-hand column. There are 3 eagles. Count the number of objects in right-hand column.
- Lesson 2 - Count the number of birds.
- Lesson 3 - There are two groups of hens. Circle the group that has the least hens.
- Guided Lesson 1 - Count the number of tortoises in each group.
- Guided Lesson 2 - We are looking for the largest group. The largest group is on the left. It has 4 rabbits.
Start by comparing just sets of 2. Then, move on to comparing sets of 3.