# 1st Grade - Compare Objects And Measurements

 Grade Level: 1st Skill: Shapes and Geometry Topic: Compare Objects and Measurements Goal: Compare the length, width, and volume of two or more object using direct comparison or nonstandard units. Skill Description: The student will be able to compare the length (how long), the width (how wide, and the volume (space inside of a shape) of objects. They will be able to do this using standard tool of measurement (rulers, measuring cups) and nonstandard units (cubes, rice, shoes, paper clips) to measure the objects.

### Sample Problems

 (1) What is length? (how long something is) (2) What is width? (how wide something is) (3) What is volume? (how much space is inside the shape) (4) What tool do we use to measure length and width? (a ruler) (5) Name one tool we can use to measure volume. (a measuring cup)

### Online Resources

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### Extra Help Problems

 (1) Look at the pictures of the two measuring cups below. Circle the one that contains more volume. (2) Draw a picture of two rectangles in the space below. Color the longest rectangle red. (3) Look at the pictures of the two cars below. Draw an X on the car that is longer. (4) Draw a picture of two different bowls. In the bowl that has the most volume, draw your favorite ice cream. (5) Look at the pictures below. Color the flower pot that contains the least (smallest) amount of volume or space inside of its container. Draw a flower inside this pot. (6) Draw a picture of two shoe boxes. Draw a shoe inside of the box that contains the most volume. (7) Look at the pictures below. Circle the picture of the ladder that is the longest. (8) Draw a picture of two fire trucks. Color the fire truck that is the longest, red. (9) Look at the pictures of the two doors. Circle the door that is the widest. (10) Draw a picture of two pitchers. Draw pink lemonade in the pitcher that contains the most volume. (11) Look at the pictures below. Circle the can of soup that contains the most volume. (12) Draw a picture of two different pillows. Draw a circle around the pillow that is the widest and place an X on the pillow that is the longest. (13) Look at the pictures below. Draw a square around the slide that will give you the longest ride. (14) Draw a picture of two books. Using an inch ruler, measure to see how wide each book is. (15) Using the same picture of your two books, write the number of inches wide, inside of each book. (16) After you have written the number of inches wide inside of each book, trace the edges of the book that is the widest, blue. (17) Look at the pictures of the two houses below. Using your inch ruler, measure to see how long ach house is. (18) Using the same pictures of the two houses, write the number of inches long inside of each house. (19) After you have written the number of inches long on each house, you will need to color the house that is the longest. (20) Draw a picture of two submarine sandwiches. Using an inch ruler, measure to see how long and how wide each sandwich is. Record the result on each picture. (21) Look at the pictures of the two containers below. Draw a cake under each picture that would appropriately fit inside each container. Then circle the container that has the most volume and could hold the biggest cake. (22) Draw two different sized containers of play dough. Circle the container that contains the most volume. (23) Look at the pictures of the two swimming pools below. Circle the swimming pool that is the longest. (24) Using the same pictures of the two swimming pools, draw an X on the swimming pool that contains the most volume. (25) Look around the room and pick an object to draw. Under your picture identify if you will measure the object’s length, width, or volume. Measure the object and record your results below the picture.