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Randy Bradley-Campbell

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Math, Comparing with Pennies

For this activity you will need the pennies you collected and washed and a collection of things that have a similar attribute (they are the same in one way). The collection should be something you have more than three of at your home (spoons, shoes, books, stuffed animals, etc.). Carefully compare the items in your collection to find the longest one and the shortest one. Then put them next to each other and measure them with your pennies. Attend to precision by lining your pennies up in a straight line even if your object is round or curved and make sure the pennies touch each other. Click and use to take a picture of your work. Make sure you get close to the objects so they fill the screen and you can easily see the rows of pennies. Then use to label your photo with words and numbers. Next, click and write a sentence that says how much longer or shorter one of your objects is compared to the other one. Use measuring words like longer, shorter, wider, taller, or same and equal in your sentence. Then write a number sentence that compares the lengths of the two objects. The word "compare" is a clue that you should write a subtraction or take away sentence. Lastly, click to read your words and your number sentence. Click to listen to your words and then click again to send it to your teacher.

Kindergarten, Home Learning, Math
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Compatible with: Chromebooks, computers, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, Android phones, Kindle Fire