Do you remember those number cards we used a couple of weeks ago for number recognition? Well, pull them out for our lesson on greater than and less than. This week in math, we are working with numbers again… Mostly comparing numbers and amounts.

All I did for visual aids was pull out the number cards and the beans and drew the greater than/ less than symbol on a card. We practiced by making piles of beans, determining which had more and placing the correct symbol between them. We also used the number cards by placing two cards on the table, putting the correct symbol between them and reading the “number sentence” that we had made. “16 is greater than 1.”

The monkey boy got the hang of the symbols pretty quickly and had no problems with the tasks. Today, Little Sis sat in on the lesson. For her, I drew teeth on the symbol cards and told her my “chompers” always want to chomp the bigger number. She understood for the most part… But she’s three… So, I am not expecting her to fully get it.

They were so excited about math today, they made their own “chomper” cards to use when practicing greater than and less than.

Materials for this lesson cost less than a dollar!

Greater Than, Less Than

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