# Comparing Numbers based on Place Value - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Place Value

In the lesson "Comparing Numbers based on Place Value," first-grade students will embark on an exploratory journey through the foundational concepts of numbers within the unit "Foundations in Operations Within 100. " This lesson will guide students through the principles of place value, a cornerstone in understanding how numbers are structured and compared. Engaging in activities such as using Base Ten Blocks, and completing the Base Ten Blocks Worksheet, students will gain hands-on experience in visualizing and conceptualizing numbers in tens and ones. The Ten Charts Worksheet will further reinforce their understanding of numerical order and place value.

A pivotal part of the lesson, the Comparing Number Representations Worksheet, will challenge students to apply their knowledge by comparing numbers, enhancing their analytical skills. Through the activity "Compose and Compare Numbers 1-20 Using Visuals," students will not only consolidate their understanding of numbers up to 20 but also develop critical thinking by using visual aids to compare numbers.

Understanding and comparing numbers based on place value is crucial as it lays the groundwork for all future mathematical learning. It aids in building number sense, an essential skill for problem-solving and mathematical reasoning.

Estimated classroom time: 17 min
Chapter: Place Value
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
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1st
4:00 min
Base Ten Blocks
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2nd
3:00 min
Comparing Numbers: Base Ten Blocks Worksheet
worksheet
3rd
3:00 min
Ten Charts Worksheet
worksheet
4th
3:00 min
Comparing Number Representations Worksheet
worksheet
5th
4:00 min
Compose and Compare Numbers 1-20 Using Visuals
Quiz
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• ### Activity 2 / Comparing Numbers: Base Ten Blocks Worksheet

The only way to beat off some of the unhappiness that comes with mathematics is by making it fun. And, add more fun to your child’s learning process by giving them a helping hand with this mathematical colorful worksheet. Here, your child is expected to have some knowledge on comparing signs. When you count the blocks on each side, you can then signify if the comparison signs are right or wrong.

• ### Activity 3 / Ten Charts Worksheet

In learning numbers, your child will have to learn the differences between each number, and how two numbers can be added up to get another total. They will have to get familiar with the “greater than”, “less than”, and “equals to” symbols, and what these mean. Help them learn maths in a colorful way with this printable worksheet. Your child will compare numbers on each side, and identify which side is greater than the other, less than, or equals to.

• ### Activity 4 / Comparing Number Representations Worksheet

Being able to identify number representation from ten blocks is important for children as they begin their foundation for efficient computation skill and number sense. This free downloadable worksheet gives them practice using ten frames and place value blocks to pull out number representation. They’ll also be given the chance to compare the numbers they identify and choose the correct comparative symbol: greater than, less than or equal to using the groups of blocks and frames.

• ### Activity 5 / Compose and Compare Numbers 1-20 Using Visuals - Quiz

In this assessment, students will find sums using ten blocks and ones blocks to compose and compare numbers 1-20.