Comparing Whole Numbers


In our Comparing Whole Numbers lesson plan, students learn how to compare whole numbers using the correct symbols. Students practice comparing whole numbers using the greater than, less than, and equal to symbols.

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Our Comparing Whole Numbers Lesson Plan develops number awareness as students compare whole numbers. This lesson includes activities with experiential practice for using the correct symbols when comparing whole numbers. Students are asked to work collaboratively on an activity in which they cut out numbers and symbols used to compare numbers (>, <, =) and use them to compare their numbers to their partner’s numbers. Students are also asked to write out sentences comparing two numbers, use symbols to compare numbers and answer questions about comparing whole numbers.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to use the correct symbols to compare whole numbers.

State Educational Standards: LB.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3, LB.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.4

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1st Grade, 2nd Grade