Monday, August 18, 2014

Connect the Dots to Compare Numbers

I've always been confused with using the alligator or crocodile to compare numbers. I know he wants to eat the larger number, so does that mean he's already eaten the larger number and it's in his stomach or is he about to eat it and it's in front of his mouth? Do you know what I'm saying, or am I the only one with this problem?

Thankfully, I had an amazing colleague a few years back who taught me this amazing trick:
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Of course I still require my students to say the equation out loud using 'greater than' or 'less than' so I know if they truly understand the mathematical skill of comparing.

Also, I've had some colleagues who have had difficulty with their students connecting their dots the correct way.  If that's the case, you might want to download these as reference sheets.
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