Lesson Plan

How to Compare?

This lesson is a great introduction to comparing numbers 1-10 using greater than, less than, or equal to. Using hands-on practice and language supports this can be used as a stand alone or pre-lesson for the **More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the More, Less, or Equal: Comparing Quantities lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

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

Language

Students will be able to explain how to compare two groups using sentence frames and kinestetic activities.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Gather the class together and show them a picture of an alligator. Say, "This is Annie. She LOVES to eat! When she sees two groups of things, she always wants to eat the bigger group!"
  • Show two groups of objects (e.g., cubes) on plates with different amounts (e.g., one and five). Say, "Point to the plate of cubes you think Annie would like to eat."