Which Number Is Larger? - Comparison Lesson Plan for Kids

  • Which Number Is Larger? - Comparison Lesson Plan for Kids
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  • Embarking on the journey of comparing numbers is a vital step in shaping a child's numerical understanding and critical thinking. Our comprehensive lesson plan for pre-kindergartners and kinders, "Which Number is Larger?" is designed to provide kids with a stimulating and enjoyable experience with numbers and numerical relationships.

    In this lesson plan, you will teach your prekindergartners and kindergartners to find which number is larger among two given numbers, using the term 'larger' to compare.

What is the advantage of following 'Which Number Is Larger?' Comparison Lesson Plan for Kids?

  • The advantage of following 'Which number is larger?' Comparison lesson plan for kids is that it helps children develop their number sense and comparison skills. Number sense is the ability to understand the meaning and value of numbers, and comparison skills are the ability to compare and order numbers based on their size.

    By following this lesson plan, kids can learn how to use the word larger to compare numbers and how to use strategies like counting and grouping to determine which number is larger. This lesson plan also engages kids in fun and interactive activities that reinforce their learning and make math enjoyable.

  • Grade Level: Pre-K | Kindergarten

    Duration: 20 - 30 minutes

    Objectives: By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

    • Identify which number is larger among two given numbers up to 10.
    • Use the term 'larger' to compare numbers.
    • Explain their reasoning for choosing the larger number.

This lesson plan is flexible and adaptable to different classroom settings and situations. You can adjust the duration, difficulty, and number of activities according to your students' needs and interests. You can also use different materials and resources that are available to you.

  • Previous knowledge

    Students should have some prior knowledge of:

    • Counting numbers up to 10.
    • Recognizing numerals up to 10.
    • Using one-to-one correspondence to compare quantities.


    You will need the following materials for this lesson:

    • A computer or a projector to show the video from mathskills4kids.com.
    • A whiteboard or a chart paper to write the numbers and the term 'larger.'
    • Number cards from 1 to 10 (one set per pair of students).
    • A dice (one per pair of students).
    • A worksheet with questions on comparing numbers (one per student).



    • Warm-up

      To start the lesson:

      • Ask the students to stand up and form a circle.
      • Tell them you will play a game called 'Who has more?'.
      • Explain that you will show them two objects (fingers, pencils, books, etc.) and ask them to say which one has more. For example, you can show them two fingers on one hand and three on the other and ask them, 'Which hand has more fingers?'.
      • Encourage them to answer in complete sentences, such as 'The right hand has more fingers.'
      • Repeat this with different objects and numbers, and praise their responses.
    • Introducing the concept

      • Next, tell the students they will learn a new word to compare numbers: 'larger.'
      • Write the word 'larger' on the board or the chart paper, and explain that it means 'bigger' or 'more.'
      • Show them the video from mathskills4kids.com (https://youtu.be/qFtDpY7CH9A), which introduces finding which number is larger and provides some examples.
      • Pause the video at appropriate points to check their understanding and ask them questions, such as 'Which number is larger: 2 or 5?', 'How do you know?', 'Can you say it using the word 'larger'?'.
      • Reinforce their learning by writing the numbers and the word 'larger' on the board or the chart paper, such as '5 is larger than 2'.
    • Activities and games

      • Then, divide the students into pairs and give each pair a set of number cards and a dice.
      • Tell them they will play a game called 'Roll and Compare.'
      • Explain that they will take turns rolling the dice and picking a number card that matches the number they rolled. Then, they will compare their number cards and say which is larger using the word 'larger.' For example, if one student rolls a 4 and picks a 4 card, and another student rolls a 6 and picks a 6 card, they will say '6 is larger than 4'. The student with the larger number card gets a point.
      • The game ends when all the number cards are used or when the time is up. The student with more points wins.
    • Group Sharing

      • After the activity, ask the students to return to their seats and share their experiences with the class.
      • Ask them questions, such as 'Did you enjoy the game?', 'What did you learn from playing the game?', 'How did you use the word 'larger' to compare numbers?', 'Can you give an example of a sentence using the word 'larger'?'.
      • Listen to their responses and provide feedback.
    • Conclusion

      To conclude the lesson, review the main points with the students. Remind them that they learned how to find which number is larger among two given numbers and how to use the word 'larger' to compare numbers. Ask them to repeat after you some sentences using the word 'larger,' such as '8 is larger than 3', '10 is larger than 7', etc.

      Congratulations on their hard work, and tell them they did a great job.


✨ Assessment


  • Give each student a worksheet with questions on comparing numbers using the word 'larger.'
  • Ask them to complete it independently and hand it in when they are done.

Check their answers and provide feedback.


🌈 Have fun teaching and learning about comparing numbers! Remember, you're doing an amazing job, teachers! 🎉 For more math videos and resources, visit our website at https://mathskills4kids.com/. 🌟


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