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Add or subtract to compare measurements by modeling on a number line

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.B.5 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/B/5
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.B.6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Content/2/MD/B/6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP6 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP6
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7 http://corestandards.org/Math/Practice/MP7

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Big Ideas: We can model the difference between two measurements using a number line. In this lesson students will compare objects against a ruler. They will be finding the difference between a ruler and an object that is longer than a ruler. Students will be observed to see how they compare objects to find the difference: counting up from the smaller, counting down from the larger, or using other math tools. Vocabulary: number line, equal spaces, compare, how much more, how much less Special Materials: student number lines 0-100 classroom number line (optional) measuring tools (optional)