Comparing Numbers to 20

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1st Grade Comparing Numbers up to 20 GameFirst Grade Compare Base Numbers to Twenty Game

Online Math Lesson - Comparing Numbers to 20

Your first grade students will become place value pros with the help of this digital math game from! In this interactive math activity, children will practice comparing numbers to twenty. Here are the learning objectives for this first grade place value activity:

  • Students will choose the symbol (greater than, less than, or equal to) that makes the number sentence true.
  • Students will choose the words (greater than, less than, or equal to) that make the number sentence true.
  • Students will decide which number sentence is true.
  • Students will sort numbers that are greater than or less than a given number into a chart or box.
  • Students will compare one-digit and two-digit numbers.

As children work through the math activity, they will answer questions in drag-and-drop format and multiple-choice format.

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  • The hint button in the lower-left corner of the practice screen is available for when children get stuck on a math problem. They can click on the hint button to view a written or pictorial clue that will point them in the right direction without giving away the answer.
  • A detailed explanation page will pop up on the practice screen when students answer a question incorrectly. The explanation page shows the right answer, accompanied by an easy-to-understand explanation, helping children to learn from their mistakes.
  • The speaker icon in the upper-left corner of the practice screen indicates the program's read aloud feature. Students can click on this button to hear the question read aloud to them in a clear voice. This tool is a great resource for ESL/ELL students and children who excel as auditory learners.

As you can see, there are lots of handy tools ready to assist children in their math practice sessions and propel them to success in place value concepts and much more.

1st Grade Comparing Numbers up to 20 LessonFirst Grade Compare Base Numbers to Twenty Lesson

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1st Grade Comparing Numbers up to 20 ActivityFirst Grade Compare Base Numbers to Twenty Activity


This interactive math lesson is classified as Level A. It may be ideal for first grade students.

Common Core Standard

1.NBT.3, MA.1.NSO.1.4, 1.2G
Number And Operations In Base Ten

Understand Place Value.
Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.

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