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:
Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. For example, directly compare the heights of two children and describe one child as taller/sho...