Lesson 19

Compare Numbers and Images

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare groups of images and numbers 1-10.

Lesson Narrative

In this lesson, students have the support of images given with each number. Students may use the images to help them compare, or they may use the count sequence and their understanding that each successive number represents a quantity of 1 more. In the next lesson, students will compare written numbers.

  • Engagement
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Compare groups of images and numbers 1–10.

Student Facing

  • Let’s figure out which number is more.

Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

  • Less, Same, More Mat
  • Number and Image Cards

Required Preparation

Activity 2:

Cut out cards from the blackline master for each group of 2.

Activity 3:

  • Gather materials from: 
    • Less, Same, More, Stages 1-4
    • Math Libs, Stage 1
    • Number Race, Stage 1

CCSS Standards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 10 min
Activity 2 15 min
Activity 3 20 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 0 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What makes someone good at math? In what ways are you making assumptions about which of your students are good at math?

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