Question Video: Comparing the Lengths of Two Objects Indirectly Using a Third Object Mathematics • 1st Grade

Complete the following statements with taller or shorter: The rabbit is _ than the 8 blocks. The carrot is _ than the 8 blocks. The rabbit is _ than the carrot.

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Complete the following statements with taller or shorter. The rabbit is what than the eight blocks. The carrot is what than the eight blocks. The rabbit is what than the carrot.

This is a comparing problem where we’re comparing the heights of different objects. And in the final sentence, we have to either say that the rabbit is taller than the carrot or the rabbit is shorter than the carrot. But unfortunately, we haven’t got the rabbit and the carrot side by side in one of the pictures. To find the answer, we have to compare both objects, the rabbit and the carrot, with a third object. And the third object, as we can see from the picture, is eight blocks. And these eight blocks are in the tower.

Let’s start by comparing the rabbit with the eight blocks. Is the rabbit taller or shorter than the eight blocks? We can see that the top of her ear comes above the tower, doesn’t it? The rabbit is taller than the eight blocks. Now, let’s compare the carrot with the same eight blocks. And if we compare the height of the carrot with the height of the blocks, we can see it doesn’t reach all the way to the top, does it? We have to use the word shorter to complete this sentence. The carrot is shorter than the eight blocks.

So if the rabbit is taller than the eight blocks and the carrot is shorter than the eight blocks, we now know which is taller out of the rabbit and the carrot. The rabbit is taller than the carrot. The rabbit is taller than the eight blocks. The carrot is shorter than the eight blocks. And that’s how we know the rabbit is taller than the carrot. The missing words are taller, shorter, and taller.

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