# Comparing Numbers

Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins

Topic: Numbers & Operations in Base Ten; Read, Write, and Compare Numbers in Multiple Forms

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.

Activity:

• 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 <, >, = .

Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic.

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