# More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities

• Kindergarten
• Math
• 65 minutes
• Standards: K.CC.C.6
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September 9, 2015

In this lesson, your students will get hands-on practice comparing quantities! Students will compare using buttons, blocks, and their classmates.

### Learning Objectives

Students will compare the number of objects in two groups. Students will use the words greater than, less than, or equal to compare items.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Invite 5 students to come to the front of the class. Split them into 2 groups. The first group should have 2 students, and the other should have 3.
• Ask the class which group has more people and which one has less people.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

• Get a box of blocks, and create two groups of blocks, one with more than the other.
• Explain to your students that equal means that there is the same amount in each group, greater means more, and less means fewer.
• Call on students to compare the 2 groups using this language.
• Switch up the blocks, and do this multiple times.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

• Give your students the Count the Flowers worksheet to complete with a partner.
• Walk around the room, checking to make sure that your students are counting accurately.

### Independent Working Time (15 minutes)

• Give your students the Count the Animals worksheets to complete by themselves.
• Tell your students that for this worksheet, they need to identify which group has more than the other.
• Give your students the Number Match Up worksheet to complete as well.
• When your students are finished, go over the worksheets as a class.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Give your students the class data chart to complete. Instruct your students to count the number for each category in the class data chart and compare columns 1 and 2. Have them circle the box that has more.
• Support: Take out a bag of buttons. Give each student a handful, and split the handful into 2 groups. Have students count and compare.

## Review

### Assessment (10 minutes)

• Instruct your students to take out a sheet of paper and divide it into two columns.
• Have them draw 5 circles in the first column and 4 circles in the second column.
• Ask them to circle the group with fewer items.
• Then, direct your students to draw 3 triangles in the first column and 1 triangle in the second column.
• Instruct students to circle the group with more items.
• Ask your students to draw 2 squares in the first column.
• Then, have them draw an equal number of squares in the second column. Check to make sure that your students drew two squares in the second column as well.