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8.02 Order and compare length

Lesson

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Can you order 2 or 3 digit numbers?

Order these numbers from largest to smallest.

  1. $73,33,37$73,33,37

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  2. $671,167,617$671,167,617

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Learn

This video uses an example of tablet screen sizes and compares lengths using a number line.

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question 1

Glen is $165$165 cm tall. Valentina is $144$144 cm tall.

Who is taller?

  1. Valentina

    A

    Glen

    B

    Valentina

    A

    Glen

    B

Learn

This video shows how we can compare numbers, if the unit of length are the same, to order by length.

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question 2

A shark is $6$6 m long, a boat is $19$19 m long, a dolphin is $3$3 m long, a ship is $25$25 m long and a whale is $14$14 m long.

  1. Choose the list that puts the items you may find in the water from shortest to longest.

    Dolphin, Shark, Whale, Boat, Ship

    A

    Whale, Dolphin, Ship, Boat, Shark

    B

    Dolphin, Shark, Whale, Boat, Ship

    A

    Whale, Dolphin, Ship, Boat, Shark

    B

 

Remember!

As long as the units are the same, you can compare and order lengths in the same way as we compare numbers.

 

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