"Young children experiment first by lining up objects; then they can begin to connect number to length as they use nonstandard measurement tools, e.g., links, blocks, rods (Clements & Sarama, 2009). Experimenting with tools that give different results, e.g., sometimes measuring an object with links and later measuring the same object with rods, is an essential step to understanding why standard tools, e.g., rulers, measuring tape, are important for comparing measurements." (Teaching Strategies GOLD) ***Offline Home Activity***Choose one item: it can be one of the items in the picture such as a spoon or a paintbrush, or another item. Look for other items around your home. Can you find something that is shorter than your item? Can you find something that is longer than your item? Next, line up all of the things that you found in order from shortest to longest. Make sure that all of your items are lined up across the bottom so that it is easier to see which one is longer. Click Use the , , and the to tell me what you found out. Click the to turn it in. *******If you prefer to complete the activity online******* 1. 2. Use the to line the flowers or caterpillars from shortest to longest. 3. Complete both . 4. Click when you are finished. Activity help from Andi McCraine.