Here’s a great way for kids to visualize ascending & descending order, with the added bonus of some measuring practice thrown in!
-Have students cut straws into 10 pieces.
-Arrange 5 of these pieces in ascending order.
-The other 5 need to be arranged in descending order.
-Tape or glue the straw pieces to the paper.
– Students then use a ruler to measure the length of each straw. Record the lengths under each straw.