This week we are learning to:
Today we will be comparing groups of objects using the words more/greater and less.
Go through the PowerPoint and try to use these words to compare the groups of objects.
Support your child to compare the different groups of objects using the words 'greater/more' and 'less'.
Today we will be using the comparison phrases we learnt yesterday 'greater' and 'less' to use special symbols to help us compare groups of objects.
Have a look at the pictures below to see our new special symbols of the week. We can remember what these symbols mean by remembering that Charlie's mouth always likes to eat the biggest number.
We will also be using the phrase 'equal to' which means that the groups of objects are the same.
Once you have had a look at the symbols with your child, go through the PowerPoint and see if they can put the comparison signs into practice.
Now, have a go at using the cards to build the amount and compare each amount. You can use lego/cubes that you have at home. If you do not have building equipment at home to create towers, you could use other objects to make the correct amount in groups.
We have learnt the symbols <, > and =. Can you remember what they mean? Have a look at the crocodile symbols from yesterday's lesson to remind you.
Go through the PowerPoint with your child and see if they can remember how to use the symbols to compare the numbers.
When comparing the numbers on the slides, you could draw circle to represent the number to support the comparing. You can also use the number track above to see where the numbers are placed e.g.
Now, have a go at using our special symbols (<, > and =) to compare the different groups of objects.
We have ad a lot of practise comparing objects and numbers this week using <, > and =. Go through the PowerPoint and see if you can remember how to correctly use these symbols to compare the numbers.
You can then have a go at the worksheets below:
Page 4 – Use symbols to compare the numbers.
page 5 – write both comparison sentences. e.g. 5 > 4 4 < 5