A 30 minute lesson in which students will sequence familiar events in time order.
Ask the class if they can name an activity that takes a short time to complete e.g. washing hands, walking to the next room, eating a small snack. Encourage the students to share and discuss their answers. Afterwards, ask the students to name activities that take a longer time to complete e.g. watching a movie, playing a game of sport, sleeping.
Complete a ‘virtual graph’ activity. Ask the class which activity they think would take longer to do: cleaning their teeth or watching a movie. Ask the students who think that cleaning their teeth takes longer to stand on one side of the room and those who think that watching a movie takes longer to stand on the other side. Encourage the students to share their reasons for their choices.
Repeat the activity with the following comparisons:
Children use everyday language to talk about
size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare
quantities and objects and to solve problems. They recognise, create and
describe patterns. They explore characteristics of every...