Big and Small
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Kindergarten Measurement - K.MD.A.2
How to Teach Students the Difference Between Big and Small - Teaching the difference in size generally starts when you start teaching kids opposites and the basic mathematical concepts. Teaching sizes may come as a challenge, but there are fun ways that you can incorporate to make learning easier and fun. Here are some fun ways that will help you in teaching the difference between big and small: Visuals and hands-on practice are the best way to teach almost everything to children. The same goes for teaching the difference between big and small. Collect a few objects of varying sizes and demonstrate the comparison between them. Start with one object of different sizes. For example, blocks of different sizes. Books play a vital part in teaching any concept. Many books explain the concept of big and small. These books represent the concept in a visually appealing and the simplest way, with fun examples. You can also come up with different activity ideas. To reinforce the concept, you can make your own book. Ask your children to draw different objects representing the concepts of big and small. Try using the concept of big and small in daily life. Use it in your daily conversations and show the examples present in your household. The more they observe, the better they learn. These worksheets and lessons will help students learn how to classify the general size of an object.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Turtles and Camels Step-by-Step Lesson- Which of the two animals are shorter? There is also a rat in the mix.
- Guided Lesson - In each instance find the bigger, longer, or shorter picture.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - The best way to explain this is to introduce the use of line lengths. The longer the line the more true something is.
- Practice Worksheet - This one is stretched over 4 pages. I like to give this to students over several days to make sure they mastered the skill.
- Matching Worksheet - Lots of letters in this one. Just match the letters that do what is described.
- Underline the Largest Shape Worksheet - Find the largest and smallest shape in each row.
- Big Blurs of Color Worksheet - Throw up some boxes around the larger shapes.
- Color Me Big Worksheet - I packed twenty-five problems into this one.
- Mark the "Big Dog" Lesson- Who is the big dog in this set?
- Big and Small Worksheet - Circle the smallest thing in each box.
- Find Big and Small Worksheet- Find the ball that is larger and smaller pitcher for your water.
- Circle the Smaller Object Lesson - Butterflies we meet once again!
- Big and Small Step by Step Lesson- I find the legend/key to be very helpful for this skill.
- Mark the Smaller One Lesson- Which goat is the smallest?
- Longer and Smaller Worksheet- Longer is a difficult concept when it is being measured horizontally.
- Smaller, Longer Worksheet 2- The first one is obvious, but the second one loses some students.
- Big and Small Space Picture Lesson- This is as basic as it gets.