## Which is Smaller?

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

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

Tips to Teach Youngsters the Concept of Smaller - Mathematics is all about definitions and how clearly children can grasp them. All of these definitions require attention and clever examples that can help children get a good idea of what they are studying. One very simple concept that children are confused with is the concept of "small." But this can be simplified with a few good examples. The first example that can be used is the example of an elephant. Children are usually interested when you talk about animals with them. You can use elephants with another animal for comparison such as a cat. To tell them the difference between the animals, we say that the cat is smaller than the elephant. You can also ask them to take their older siblings as an example. To say that your sibling has a taller height than yours, you say, " I am smaller than my sister/ brother." These worksheets and lessons introduce students to concept of being smaller in height and length measures.

### Printable Worksheets and Lessons

- Smaller Owl Step-by-step Lesson- Find the smaller owl. How tall is that owl?
- Guided Worksheet - Who is the baby of each group?
- Guided Explanation - Vertical lines work great here. You can also compass-drawn circles.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - Find the one that is smaller than your starting point.
- Matching Worksheet - This one is really a warm-up.

#### Practice Worksheets

At this level, we compare 2 objects. This will lead to compare and contrast skill development.

- Practice 1 - In each box, circle the smallest thing.
- Practice 2 - Look at the pictures in box below. Mark the picture that is SMALLER.
- Practice 3 - Mark the dog that is larger.
- Practice 4 - Bigger and smaller in one.
- Practice 5 - Which is smaller?
- Practice 6 - Birds and spoons.
- Practice 7 - The bigger ball and the smaller water jug.