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
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COMPARING NUMBERS KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITIES
Prepping your comparing numbers lesson plans and centers are going to be a breeze with this amazing collection of activities. The hands-on centers ideas in this math unit 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.
Comparing Numbers Games
Use game pieces from popular card and board games to instantly up the engagement and fun level of your math centers. In these comparing numbers games, we use things like Uno cards, Dominoes, and toy bears to get kids enjoying math.
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.
COMPARING NUMBERS BEARS GAME
We used our favorite counting bears for this fun activity. The children lined the bears up on the cards, compared the numbers, and recorded them on their comparing numbers recording sheet.
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
Kids love learning with candy, and as it happens, Candy Corn makes fantastic greater than less than symbols.
Comparing Numbers Centers for Kindergarten
Keep the learning fun going with these fun math centers. Kids get lots of fine motor skills and even sensory play while working on concepts like one more one less, counting, and comparing numbers.
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.
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.
Comparing and Ordering Numbers
Here are some additional comparing numbers games and activities that kids will enjoy. They can practice just more or less than or even work on ordering numbers.
WHO HAS MORE FISH ACTIVITY
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.
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
In addition to the hands-on math centers above, we also created 15 fun comparing numbers worksheets for you. These worksheets include coloring, cut and paste, number formation, and of course, comparing numbers.
Comparing Numbers Coloring Worksheets
These worksheets are designed to give kids different ways of modeling and looking at comparing numbers. There are pictures with dice, gumballs, bees, dominoes, and more. These printables make great math coloring pages that kids enjoy while learning skills.
Comparing Numbers Cut and Paste Worksheets
It’s important to continue working on fine motor skills like using scissors, gluing, and even writing numbers. These pages work those skills along with comparing numbers.
Comparing and Ordering Numbers Worksheets
While learning to compare numbers, we also want kids to be able to order numbers. This set of worksheets helps kids practice those skills.
Grab ALL of these amazing comparing numbers worksheets and activities for your next kindergarten math unit today and have your best math centers yet.
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