More or Less Items and Objects
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Precursor to Kindergarten - K.MD.A.2
How to Teach Children the Difference Between More and Less They say this is the age you kid can learn a lot about the concepts. More or less, a basic, as well as an important concept in mathematics, is something that your child needs to have a firm grasp on. This is a concept that is taught in kindergarten. The chances are that your kid might have learned the concept but don't have a grip over it. So let's make it easy for kids and tell them how they can differentiate between more and less. Place a few objects in two sets of groups. Make them count the objects by using counting strategies. Allow them to compare both the groups; this way, they will be able to describe the strategy they used to determine which is more and which one is less. For example; take two goldfishes and place them in a fishbowl. Make sure to add a few more in one bowl as compared to the other one. Ask the students to count fishes in both the bowls. Now, it's time to get the answers from the students. You will most probably hear the right answer. These worksheets and lessons help students learn how compare the number of objects in a single set.
Printable Worksheets and Lessons
- Flower Bunches: Step-by-Step Lesson - Which group has more flowers? Circle it.
- Guided Worksheet - We focus on finding the least number of objects.
- Guided Explanation - Numbering the objects is a good idea for beginners.
- Independent Practice Worksheet - May people tell me that I should rework the layout, but it reminds me of the poorly printed tests that kids need to take anyway.
- Matching Worksheet - Yes, some of these are bit of a give away.
I give in depth explanations and walk you through this skill, step by step.
- Lesson 1 - We count the objects in both groups. There are 4 objects in first group and 8 objects in second group.
- Lesson 2 - Count the objects in all groups. There are 6 objects in the first group, 3 objects in the second group, and 2 objects in the third group. The first group has the most.
These not only include pictures, but we also start to work numbers into the mix.
- Practice 1 - Draw a box around the group that has the fewest number of objects.
- Practice 2 - Circle the set of animals that has the least in its group.
- Practice 3 - In each problem, draw a box around the group with the fewest objects.
- Practice 4 - Write the number that is ten more than the number given.
- Practice 5 - Draw box around the group with more objects.
- Practice 6 - Circle the group that has more objects.