Lesson 20

Represent and Compare Numbers

Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to represent and compare quantities and numbers to 10.

Lesson Narrative

Students choose a number to represent in different ways using objects, images, and written numbers. Students use their classmate’s representations to compare numbers and make comparison statements using the words "more", “less”, and “the same number”.
  • Representation
  • MLR7

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Represent and compare numbers 1–10.

Student Facing

  • Let’s show numbers in different ways and make comparison statements.

Required Preparation

Activity 1:

  • Each group of 2 needs 1 half sheet of chart paper.

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

In this lesson, students represented numbers in different ways. What connections did students make between the different representations?

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