Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Comparing Numbers- real life applications! (plus a freebie!)

One of our recent math concepts has been comparing numbers.  We've done a variety of activities to cover these standards-

TEKS 1.1A Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning.  The student uses whole numbers to describe and compare quantities.
The student is expected to compare and order whole numbers up to 99 (less than, greater than, or equal to) using sets of concrete objects and pictorial models.

TEKS 1.1B Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning.  The student uses whole numbers to describe and compare quantities.
The student is expected to create sets of tens and ones using concrete objects to describe, compare, and order whole numbers.

TEKS 1.1D Number, operation, and quantitative reasoning.The student uses whole numbers to describe and compare quantities.
The student is expected to read and write numbers to 99 to describe sets of concrete objects.


As we wrap up our first unit on numeration, one of the things I wanted to cover was some real life applications of number comparisons.  I dug through the newspaper and found some articles and ads to show my kiddos.




 We did a Think, Pair, Share about why we might need to know how to compare numbers and had a great discussion about it!  They shared that they would need to know how much something costs to see if they need more or less money to buy it, they would need to be able to compare their age to their sister's age and we used some of the examples from the newspaper, too!  They all decided that the bigger TV was better, so we definitely needed to know how to compare the inches on the TV!  We talked about the sports scores and prices at the grocery store as well.

My husband went to Kansas State and I went to Texas, so you know he loved seeing that score!

We tied it all in with our Weather unit and created a class book for comparing temperatures!

Thermometer image from the amazing 3am Teacher!!  Check 'em out here!

I gave each set of partners a weather map from the back of the newspaper and to make it easier on myself (with 28 kiddos!), I circled the two cities I wanted them to compare.  They worked together to fill in their page for the class book.







 They glued their weather maps on the back of their book page and I can't wait to show them the completed book tomorrow!  It'll be a big hit in our classroom library!

If you are interested in using the 2 book pages, you can download them for free right here!

Hope you are having a great week!



1 comment:

  1. I LOVE the new look! The purple and teal combo just makes me smile :)

    Jessica
    The Littlest Scholars

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