Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins
Topic: Numbers & Operations in Base Ten; Read, Write, and Compare Numbers in Multiple Forms
Grade Level: 4
Standards / Framework:
Brief Description: In this lesson, students will read and write numbers in base-ten 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 base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. The would be an ideal mid unit lesson, once base-ten 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.
Have students choose a number to express in base-ten numerals, number name, and expanded form.
Using the sample comic as a guide, have them create a three-to-five-panel comic featuring two characters:
Each character will share a number (in the hundreds or thousands) in base-ten 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 <, >, = .