Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Comparing Numbers Kinesthetically
An easy and fun way to compare numbers - I asked my students to tell me numbers in the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's (about 4 each). As they told me the numbers I simply wrote them on the construction paper. (The students could also do this.) I printed "is less than" and "is greater than" signs. (I used a larger font size for the word greater and a small one for the word less.) Students came up in 3's - 2 chose a number and the other was the language card person. They put themselves in order to make the math comparison sentence. The whole class then read the math sentence to verify it was correct. They said they loved it. Easy. Little prep, fun and very effective.