The ability to compare numbers with ease is crucial to understanding the relationship between numbers, also called number sense. The abstract nature of number sense makes extra practise crucial. This guided lesson helps kindergarteners to learn this skill with targeted instruction and engaging exercises. Further opportunities for practise can be found in the comparing numbers worksheets suggested to go along with this lesson.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities.
Comparing Numbers Song

Tired of drill and kill maths activities? Make maths more engaging for kids with this engaging comparing numbers song. Early learners will have so much fun singing along and watching the animation, they won't realise they're retaining important information about the concepts of greater than, less than and equal to.

Ski Racer: Compare Numbers 1-10Compare numbers on the fly in this exciting ski racer number sense game! Catered to kindergarteners, Ski Racer: Compare Numbers 1-10 is a fun and challenging educational activity that builds childrens’ foundational maths skills. As children play the game, they will pick the greater of two numbers to practise evaluating and comparing numbers 0-10.
I'm Thinking of a Number

Floyd is thinking of a number, and your kid only gets one clue to help him determine which number Floyd has in mind. This game is a wonderful way to help your kid gain experience using a number line. He'll also get important practise with the concepts of "greater than" and "less than" while actually being able to see what these ideas mean thanks to the number line.

Circus Measurement

Head on down to the Big Top for comparing measurements! In this game, kids will identify silly circus items based on the measurement vocabulary used to describe them. From the tallest clown to the longest cannon, this fun circus measurement game will have your child giggling from start to finish.

Comparing Quantities QuizWhich set of objects shows the most? Which set shows a different amount? Help kids get comfortable comparing quantities with this colorful maths game. Perfect for practising concepts such as more or less and counting in an array, this quiz helps kids learn how to count quickly and estimate quantities to build these essential real-world maths skills.
Ski Race: Comparing Quantities

Encourage your kid to hit the slopes in this game that challenges him to compare numbers while he shreds the mountain and tries to win the big race! The course is filled with a whole bunch of snowball obstacles, and it's your kid's job to identify which snowball hurdle in each group contains the greatest number of snowballs. Does he have what it takes to leave his competitors in the powder?

Seasons Suitcase SortIt's the time of the season to sort some clothes. Give your kindergartener practise sorting objects into groups for easy maths learning with Seasons Suitcase Sort. First they'll sort clothes by weather, then compare the number of items in each suitcase to practise counting. It may not seem like it, but by sorting and categorizing items, this colorful game works on early understanding of data and statistics.

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