containers in different shapes (yogurt cups, margarine tubs, juice boxes with
tops cut off, pie tins)
popcorn kernels, or water
Have your child choose an empty container each day and label it for the day by
writing the day on a piece of masking tape and
it on the container.
Discover which containers hold more than, less than, or the same as the container
chosen for that day by filling the day's
with water, uncooked rice, or popcorn kernels; and pouring the substance
from that container into another one.
Is the container full, not
full, or overflowing?
Ask your child, "Does this
second container holds more than the first, less, or the same?"
Ask your child questions to encourage comparison, estimation, and thinking about
Put all the containers that hold more in one spot, those that hold less in another,
and those that hold the same in yet another. Label the areas "more,"
"less," and "the same?
After the containers have been sorted, ask, "Do we have more containers
that hold more, hold less, or
hold the same?
containers are in each category?"
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