Subject: Math
Lesson Length: 35  45 mins
Topic: Numbers & Operations in Base Ten; Read, Write, and Compare Numbers in Multiple Forms
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will read and write numbers in baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Students will also compare numbers using >, <, = symbols.
Know Before You Start: Students should know how to represent numbers in baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form. The would be an ideal mid unit lesson, once baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form have been taught.
Hook: Read and discuss the sample comic, reviewing the terms in each panel along the way.
Activity:

Have students choose a number to express in baseten numerals, number name, and expanded form.

Using the sample comic as a guide, have them create a threetofivepanel comic featuring two characters:

Each character will share a number (in the hundreds or thousands) in baseten numerals, number names, and expanded form.

In the final panel, the characters will compare their numbers using <, >, =.

Closure: Have students share their favorite way to represent their numbers and explain why.
Differentiation: Provide visual references and definitions of <, >, = .
Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic.
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