Common Core: 1st Grade Math : Order and Compare Objects by Length: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.1.MD.A.1

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Example Question #1 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The dog is  inches, the cat is  inches, and the snake is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Snake, dog, cat

Cat, snake, dog

Dog, snake, cat

Cat, dog, snake

Dog, cat, snake

Correct answer:

Cat, dog, snake

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the cat is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the dog is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the snake is the largest object. 

Example Question #2 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The blanket is  inches, the bed in  inches, and the sheet is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Sheet, bed, blanket

Blanket, sheet, bed

Bed, sheet, blanket

Bed, blanket, sheet

Blanket, bed, sheet 

Correct answer:

Bed, blanket, sheet

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the bed is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the blanket is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the sheet is the largest object. 

Example Question #3 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The fireplace is  inches, the mantel is  inches, and the couch is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Fireplace, couch, mantel

Couch, mantel, fireplace 

Fireplace, mantel, couch

Couch, fireplace, mantel

Mantel, couch, fireplace

Correct answer:

Fireplace, mantel, couch

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the fireplace is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the mantel is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the couch is the largest object. 

Example Question #4 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The square is  inches, the triangle is  inches, and the rectangle is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Triangle, rectangle, square

Triangle, square, rectangle

Square, triangle, rectangle

Square, rectangle, triangle

Rectangle, square, triangle 

Correct answer:

Square, triangle, rectangle

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the square is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the triangle is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the rectangle is the largest object

Example Question #2 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The heart is  inches, the smiley face is  inches, and the lighting bolt is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Smiley face, lighting bolt, heart

Heart, smiley face, lighting bolt

Lighting bolt, smiley face, heart

Heart, lighting bolt, smiley face

Smiley face, heart, lighting bolt

Correct answer:

Smiley face, heart, lighting bolt

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the smiley face is the smallest object. The number 5 is smaller than , so the heart is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the lighting bolt is the largest object. 

Example Question #1 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The ladybug is  inches, the bee is  inches, and the firefly is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Bee, firefly, ladybug

Ladybug, bee, firefly

Firefly, ladybug, bee

 Ladybug, firefly, bee

Firefly, bee, ladybug

Correct answer:

Ladybug, bee, firefly

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the ladybug is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the bee is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the firefly is the largest object. 

Example Question #7 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The bunny is  inches, the kitten is  inches, and the dog is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Dog, kitten bunny

Kitten, dog, bunny

Kitten, bunny, dog

Bunny, kitten, dog

Bunny, dog, kitten

Correct answer:

Kitten, bunny, dog

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the kitten is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the bunny is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the dog is the largest object. 

Example Question #4 : Measurement & Data

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The purse is  inches, the suitcase is  inches, and the backpack is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Suitcase, backpack, purse

Purse, suitcase, backpack

Backpack,purse, suitcase

Suitcase, purse, backpack

Purse, backpack, suitcase

Correct answer:

Purse, backpack, suitcase

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the purse is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the backpack is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the suitcase is the largest object. 

Example Question #5 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from smallest to largest. The rug is  inches, the towel is  inches, and the pillow is  inches.

Possible Answers:

Pillow, rug, towel

Towel, pillow, rug

Towel, rug, pillow

Pillow, towel, rug

Rug, pillow, towel 

Correct answer:

Pillow, towel, rug

Explanation:

When ordering objects from smallest to largest, you need to compare the numbers. The smallest number will be the smallest object. In this case, the number  is smaller than  and  so the pillow is the smallest object. The number  is smaller than , so the towel is the next object. The number  is the biggest number, so the rug is the largest object. 

Example Question #6 : Order And Compare Objects By Length: Ccss.Math.Content.1.Md.A.1

Order these objects from largest to smallest. The dog is  inches, the cat is  inches, and the snake is  inches. 

Possible Answers:

Snake, cat, dog

Cat, dog, snake

Cat, snake, dog

Dog, cat, snake

Dog, snake, cat

Correct answer:

Dog, snake, cat

Explanation:

When ordering objects from largest to smallest, you need to compare the numbers. The largest number will always be the largest object. In this case, the number  is bigger than  and  so the dog comes first. The number  is bigger than , so the snake comes next. The number  is the smallest number, so the cat is the smallest object. 

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