# Max Maths, Year 2, Work Book, Comparing lengths

In the Max Maths workbook for Year 2, children are provided with engaging exercises to practice comparing lengths. Practice 2 focuses on identifying the longer or shorter objects or lines. In the first activity, children are asked to tick the longer object among pairs of items presented to them. This helps them visually assess and compare lengths. The second activity shifts the focus to finding the shortest object or line from a selection, encouraging children to discern subtle differences in length.

The exercises progress to more complex comparisons where children must use phrases like 'longer than' or 'shorter than' to describe the relationship between two objects, such as ropes, flowers, and pencils. They are given examples to guide them in understanding how to use comparative language effectively. Another activity involves comparing the heights of flowers and filling in blanks with appropriate comparative terms, such as 'taller than' or 'shorter than', and identifying the shortest and tallest flowers. The workbook also includes practical tasks like measuring lines with a ruler and arranging heights or lengths in ascending or descending order, which reinforces their understanding of measurement and order. Furthermore, children are presented with real-life contexts, such as comparing the lengths of roads on a map, which helps them apply their skills to everyday situations.