Larger Object Worksheets
These worksheets provide students with a series of objects, and they must compare them and locate the largest object of the bunch. You can get very technical with your students and have them make measurements with a ruler or draw a line of the longest side. You can also just let them spot check the size of the objects. How you approach this topic is entirely up to you.
Aligned Standard: K.MD.A.2
- Balloon Time: Step-by-Step Lesson - Find the largest of 5 objects and color it in.
- Guided Worksheet - We use the same, repeated shape here to make object identification more understandable.
- Guided Explanation - The circles help you gauge relative size, the arrows point to the answers.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - It's all about the circles. A compass comes in really handy.
- Matching Worksheet - Yes, this is really easy, but it targets the preschooler.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
Who is the biggest, smallest, and heaviest. We get them all in here.
- Lesson 1 - When determining the answers to problems like this, I like to think about the concept of weight and size. I think to myself, “which of these would I definitely not want dropped on my foot?” I circle the item that I definitely don’t want on my foot.
- Lesson 2 - A car, a turtle, a bicycle, and a steam boat.
- Lesson 3 - For every row, look at the size of each object. Identify the bigger object in each row.
- Guided Lesson 1 - Write the numbers of the objects 1, 2, and 3 in order, from heaviest to lightest.
We end by having you order objects by size.
- Practice 1 - In each row, find the object that weighs the most.
- Practice 2 - In each row, find the smallest item.
- Practice 3 - Order these from biggest to smallest.
Math Skill Quizzes
Find the biggest and the smallest. Order the relative weights of objects.
- Quiz 1 - Find the bigger and smaller object.
Teaching the Concept of Largest and Smallest
By about the age of 4 we would expect students to have tackled this concept already. In some isolated cases we will have students that have zero bearing on this concept as they are making their way to preschool. The majority have this concept, but simply have not fully mastered it. While this concept seems trivial, it lays the foundation to help students to learn to classify things. This will be important when we want to teach them things like letter and numbers.
This topic is also their first time explore measurement. If you can get them to work up to arranging groups from small to large or large to small, they are right where you want them to be with this skill. Observation is a big thing at this level. We want them to come out confident learners who feel they are ready for the real world.
As far as which activities you should use with them to tackle this concept, we are always fans of hands-on activities. You can literally use and objects that they can touch or feel. Take yourself to your local dollar store and go crazy. You should begin with only two objects, then move to three, and then four. It is all about building them up each time they reach a certain step.
If we take a look at our lives, we all are busy in finding something or the other around our homes or even at school too. While many of us are finding the direction to reach our goals, others are busy finding the real meaning to our lives. Finding this involves efforts to figure out the final answer, destination, goal or object with the help of a few tricks or hints.
This shows that finding is a real part of the game. More or less, our courses are also based on the same thoughts and patterns. A huge portion of mathematics is based on finding. Finding the variables, finding the unknowns, finding the objects etc. This means that if you ever come across a group of objects you where you have to find the biggest one out, you cannot find it out unless you know how to do it.
To find out the biggest object in a group of objects, look for the size of the object, if the object looks larger in size than the rest of the objects, it is the largest one. If all the objects seem equal with a little difference in the size, height and weight, then you might have to consider measuring them with a fixed formula.