Lesson Plan

Comparing Numbers: I Declare War!

Students will play the card game War to learn about place value and comparing numbers using the terms "less than", "greater than", and "equal to".
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Learning Objectives

Students will learn to compare two digit numbers.


(5 minutes)
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  • Tell students that today they will be learning about place value and comparing numbers.
  • You should have an anchor chart with the comparison symbols and examples displayed.
  • Review the comparison symbols: >,<, and =.
  • You can draw the comparison symbols for greater than and less than to look like a Pac-Man or an alligator and explain that this symbol "eats" the largest number.