## How Tall is It?

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**Precursor to Kindergarten** - K.MD.A.2

Words That Describe Height - The English vocabulary is filled with words having the same meaning and even the same sounds. Sometimes it is a bit tough to find figure out what the problem actually means because the words used in a mathematical problem can be confusing. The correct usage of the words is important in order to identify the Finding in what context the word is used is the only way to find the solution.
Let's take the example of the word height. There are many synonyms of this word used in different mathematical problems. Let's find out these words to quickly identify that the problem is talking about height.
**Length, High, Long, Lengthy** - These are the words that you will easily find in mathematical problems. The example of a problem having one of these words is: There are two towers standing next to each other, one is 52 feet long and the other is half its length. Which of them is longer than the other? Here, the problem is referring to the height of the tower. Now if you ever come across these words, know that they are talking about the height.

### Printable Worksheets and Lessons

- Bottles and Coins Step-by-step Lesson- How many coins tall is the bottle?

- Guided Worksheet - This helps students realize quickly that a ruler is really useful.

- Guided Explanation - I probably should have numbered the balls, but some teachers have asked me not to.

- Independent Practice Worksheet - Measure each object according to the arrows.

- Matching Worksheet - We switch from stars to coins; to pennies, actually.

#### Lesson Sheets

We use boxes for measurement all the way through. The Guided Lesson uses multiple objects to measure.

- Lesson 1 - Compare the length of soldier with height of the boxes. How many boxes does it take to reach the height of the soldier?
- Lesson 2 - How many blocks high is the length of Cookie?
- Lesson 3 - Look! It's a robot.
- Guided Lesson - Use the numbers 4, 7, and 9 to describe the number of feet tall that each object is.

#### Practice Worksheets

We order heights. We measure height vertically and horizontally. We estimate weights.

- Practice 1 - According to the boxes, what is the length of everything below?
- Practice 2 - Write the number of vertical boxes tall that each object is.
- Practice 3 - We move to measuring in a horizontal direction.
- Practice 4 - Identify the weight and height of each and write them in the spaces provided.
- Practice 5 - Order the animals from tallest to shortest. Write either their numbers or their names on the lines provided.