Take Me Out to the Ballgame Inequalities Activity

Take Me Out to the Ballgame Inequalities Activity

How to teach Comparing Numbers

Using this Take Me Out to the Ballgame Inequalities Activity, students compare two sets of dots by using inequality symbols to build comparison skills.

Comparing and ordering numbers will help your students as they begin to compare larger numbers. This activity will help your student compare numbers 1-12 using inequality symbols.

Cut out all activity cards.  Next, pull a baseball out of a pile or small container. Then, count the red dots and write the number in the first box. Do this again and write the number in the second box. After you have both numbers, write the correct symbol for greater than, less than, or equal to,

 

Other resources to use with this Take Me Out to the Ballgame Inequalities Activity

If you are using this activity, your students are probably learning about comparing numbers.

Use this Comparing Two Digit Numbers Worksheet as an additional resource for your students.

Introduce this activity by listening to the Have Fun Teaching Counting to 100 Song. Next, students get cards with numbers on them. Tell students to move to different parts of the room based on their number. Example, if you have a number greater/bigger than 5 go to the windows.  Then, students complete the activity independently or with a partner. Finally, students create their own inequality statements.

Be sure to check out more Inequalities Activities.

 

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