Yellow Class have been looking at the concepts of long and short during our maths learning for the summer term at Turney School. We have been comparing two sets of lines, and then asking the pupils which is longer, and which is shorter.
A large part of this work involves making the connection between small short, and big and long. The pupils have completed a worksheet that involves drawing a pair of lines, and then labeling which one is longer, and which line is shorter.
This work has been advanced by the Yellow Class pupils to include an understanding that the last number that we count tells us how many units we have. We have been able to compare the short and long lengths using these measurements. If one line covers 6 squares on our page whilst a second line only covers 3, we know that the 6 squares line is longer.