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  • Comparing Numbers
    • Subject: Math
    • Driving Question: How do we compare different numbers?
    • Pedagogical Method: Game-Based Learning
    • Grade Level: 1
    • Duration: 50 minutes
    • Delivery Method: Messenger Applications
  • Students will learn how to compare numbers with the appropriate terminology: greater than, less than, and equal to.
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  • ● Materials: laptops/tablets/Mobile phones
    Also find attached the necessary resources in the Files section
    • Compare 2-digit numbers using >, <, and =
    • Explain why numbers are less than, more than, or equal to
    • Order 2-digit number

    • The students should know how to compare numbers up to 9 and count till 100. 

    Keywords: less than, greater than, equal, place value

    • Warming Up (10 minutes)

    Announce that the session will start with a game: The class is divided into 2 groups: girls versus boys. Type a number and ask the students to either share the number that comes before or after it. The first girl or boy to type the correct guess will earn a point for her or his team. Some guesses until both groups collect more than 10 points. Then, stop and ask, “If group A earned ___ points, and group B earned ___ points, who won the game? How do we know?” Have students share voice notes to explain.

    • Learning Activity 1 (15 minutes)

    After listening to some voice notes, send Video 1 and ask students to listen closely identify how to compare numbers. After that, ask students to share thumbs up or thumbs down to agree/disagree with the following sentences:

    1- To compare 2-digit numbers, we look first at the ones place (False → thumbs down). Then, the explain that it is the tens place that we look at first.

    2- If the digits in the tens place are the same, we compare the digits in the ones places (True → thumbs up). Give an example.

    3- 2 numbers are equal when their digits are the same (False → thumbs down). Add that the same digits have to be in the same places, too.

    To check for understanding, share Link 1 and have students share screenshots of their scores with you.

    • Learning Activity 2 (20 minutes)

    Share the links to the following three games and instruct the students the following: Start with the level 2 game. If you find it difficult, go back and play level 1 then proceed. If you find level 2 easy, they move on to level 3.

    Link 2: Level 1 - Easy 

    Link 3: Level 2 - On Level 

    Link 4: Level 3 - Challenging

    To check for understanding, have students share screenshots of their scores with you and ask questions or for help if needed.

    • Wrap-Up (5 minutes)

    To recap, send students Video 2.

    For homework, send students Link 6, Link 7, and Link 8. Have students send a screenshot of the results to you.

    For the assessment, use Link 5. Have students send a screenshot of the results to you.

    For early finishers and advanced students: Video 3

    For lower achieving students: Link 9, Link 10, and Link 11