Y2 Maths

Compare Lengths Lesson

This Year 2 Compare Lengths lesson covers the prior learning of comparing lengths and heights of objects, before moving onto the main skill of comparing units of length.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 2: (2M1) Compare and order lengths, mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =

Mathematics Year 2: (2M2) Choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure length/height in any direction (m/cm); mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit using rulers, scales, thermometers and measuring vessels

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1 Prior Learning

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of comparing lengths and heights of objects, before moving onto the main skill of comparing units of length.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Compare Length and Height Game aims to support pupils' measurement skills.

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This Year 1 Comparing Lengths Game aims to support pupils' measurement skills.

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Video Tutorial

In this Compare Lengths and Heights Video Tutorial, Katie shows children how to compare objects using size language. Katie uses the following vocabulary: tall, taller, short, shorter, long and longer. Throughout the video, there will be questions for the children to answer.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guide pupils through the prior learning of comparing lengths and heights of objects, before moving onto the main skill of compare lengths. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Compare and Order Lengths Video Tutorial, Katie shows pupils how to measure objects and compare lengths in centimetres and metres. She uses key vocabulary including length and height.

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of compare lengths.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack.

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This Year 2 Compare Length activity checks pupils' understanding of comparing lengths in centimetres and metres.

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Extension

This compare lengths extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the compare lengths lesson.

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Interactive Challenge Activity

This Year 2 Compare Lengths Maths Challenge checks pupils' ability to compare lengths in centimetres.