The newest Kindergarten Math Unit is here, and it is filled with Comparing Numbers Worksheets and Centers. These activities are so fun, and approach comparing numbers in different ways. Some of the activities and worksheets will compare numerals while others will compare groups of objects.
Children will also get a chance to count How Many More or Less and make differing numbers equal.
The hands on centers ideas in this activity are great fun, and relatively low prep. You will need to add some manipulatives from around the classroom to go with the printables in this set.
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Comparing Numbers Centers
GREATER OR LESS CARD GAME
This game was a huge hit with my kids. You’ll just need a few cups and some numbered game cards.
BEAR TO COMPARE
We used our favorite counting bears for this fun activity. The children lined the bears up on the cards, compared the numbers, and recorded it on their comparing numbers recording sheet.
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WHO HAS MORE SCOOPS
Who doesn’t love to build ice cream cones? The kids loved figuring out who got the most scoops, and they got a bit of fine motor practice in as well using these fun Gator Grabbers.
COMPARING NUMBERS – CANDY CORN MATH FREEBIE
Kids love learning with candy, and as it happens, Candy Corn makes fantastic greater than less than symbols.
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WHAT IS ONE LESS?
Spinners can turn any learning activity into a game, and we love these transparent ones that go with all of your favorite spin activities. It’s so much easier than a pencil and paperclip, and the kids LOVE them.
COMPARING NUMBERS TOWERS
Building Towers is one of my kid’s favorite things to do for centers. This time we used dice and turned it into a comparing numbers build-a-thon. Snap Cubes work beautifully for this activity, but you can use your other favorite blocks as well.
GREATER OR LESS THAN RAIN CLOUDS
Who knew that umbrellas could make such a fun greater than less than symbol? A little brad made this one spin, and the kids could compare their playdough rain drops after counting and shaping them all.
WHO HAS MORE FISH?
We used goldfish for this fun comparing numbers activity, but you could also use plastic toy fish. Either way, it’s a lot of fun.
HOW MANY MORE OR LESS?
Magnetic numbers take this activity to the next level. The children mix and match and put the numbers in the boxes. They then count how many more or less and record the number.
GREATER OR LESS THAN FLIP BOOK
This game is fun, because you get to flip pages for the 3 different sections of the book to make the statement true. Flip up and down, and keep making new fun combinations. You can have them record their findings on the comparing numbers recording worksheet from the set.
HOW MANY BUTTONS – COMPARING NUMBERS
We love our shape buttons, and for this activity, the kids get to count to a number that matches the set from the card. It takes some thinking, but it’s a lot of fun.
MAKE THEM EQUAL GUMBALLS
Can you make them equal? Use buttons, pom poms or other circle shaped manipulatives to make the number of gumballs equal in each machine.
ONE MORE OR ONE LESS APPLES
We used our transparent spinners again for this fun activity. The children either had to draw in a new apple or cross one out and then record the number.
CATERPILLAR NUMBER ORDER
Sometimes comparing numbers includes knowing which one came before and which one comes after. This simple activity works on that skill.
Comparing Numbers Worksheets
Here is a preview of some of the comparing numbers worksheets from this kindergarten math unit. They are all no-prep, easy to print in black and white. These fun worksheets reinforce the concepts taught in the math centers and can be used in class or as extra practice at home.
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