Subject: Math

Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins

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

Grade Level: 4

Objective: Explanation

Standards: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.A.2

Standards:

Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

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 has 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 3-5 frame 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 reference and definitions of <, >, = .

Resources: Comic to print or display: Comic 1.