In this unit, students compare numbers between 1 and 10, identifying which of two groups of objects has more than the other or if the two groups have the same number of objects. They use this understanding and the understanding of the counting sequence to compare numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.
Key Concepts:
 Sets of objects can be compared using the language greater than, less than, or equal to.
 Matching and counting strategies can be used to compare quantities (up to ten) of two groups.
 Written numerals can be compared using the language greater than, less than, or equal to.
Prior Knowledge Needed:
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Lessons

Lesson objective: Understand what it means to compare two groups of objects by building cube towers that have the same and different quantities. Extend understanding that we can use math comparison language, greater than, less than, and equal to, when c...

Lesson objective: Understand and further develop what the compare words less than and equal to mean by making bead strings with counters that are less than a given number. Extend understanding that more than one quantity can be less than a specific amou...

Lesson objective: Fluently compare two sets of cube towers (up to ten) to see which is greater than or less than. Students will practice using compare words, greater than, less than and equal to. This lesson helps to build fluency with comparing sets ...

Lesson objective: Students apply their understanding of comparison of objects as they create a group and then compare their group to another group. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of comparison...

Lesson objective: Understand that we can compare a quantity and the numeral it represents to a specific numeral to determine if it less than, equal to or greater than. Students bring prior knowledge of comparing two groups of objects to determine which ...

Lesson objective: Compare and sort shape cards to determine whether they show a number of shapes greater than, less than or equal to the target number. This lesson helps to build fluency with comparing groups and sets to a specific quantity. Shape cards...

Lesson objective: Apply understanding that we can create and compare a group to see if it is greater than, less than or equal to another group. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of comparing to a...

Lesson objective: Students will extend their understanding of work with concrete objects when comparing to using the counting sequence and the number path to compare two numerals and determine which has the greater value. Students bring prior knowledge ...

Lesson objective: Identify, build and compare two numerals to determine if they are less than, equal to or greater than. This lesson helps to build fluency with comparison of numbers when presented as written numerals. Representation of the numerals sup...

Lesson objective: Relate comparing objects to comparing numerals to determine which has a greater or lesser value. This lesson provides an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and understanding of comparison of numbers presented as written ...