# Comparing Numbers Word Problems - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Place Value

In the "Comparing Numbers Word Problems" lesson, first-grade students embark on an engaging journey through various activities designed to strengthen their understanding of place value and foundational operations within 100. Through the Cupcake Day Worksheet, learners will tackle real-world scenarios, enhancing their ability to compare numbers in a fun, relatable context. The Apple Math Worksheet introduces the concept of counting and comparing quantities, fostering a deeper comprehension of numerical relationships.

With the Seashell Collectors Worksheet, students apply their knowledge to collecting and comparing seashells, which not only reinforces their counting skills but also introduces the practical application of these concepts in everyday life. The Animal Features Worksheet shifts focus slightly, encouraging learners to compare two-digit numbers, a crucial skill for developing mathematical fluency and confidence without relying on visual aids.

Lastly, the lesson transitions into comparing two-digit numbers without picture support, challenging students to use their understanding of place value and numerical relationships without tangible references.

This lesson is vital as it lays the foundation for mathematical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through engaging, real-world scenarios.

Estimated classroom time: 16 min
Chapter: Place Value
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
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1st
3:00 min
Cupcake Day Worksheet
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2nd
3:00 min
Apple Math Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Seashell Collectors Worksheet
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4th
3:00 min
Animal Features Worksheet
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5th
4:00 min
Comparing Two-Digit Numbers Without Picture Support
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• ### Activity 1 / Cupcake Day Worksheet

Word problems are much more enjoyable for your youngster to solve than regular, boring maths. In this free downloadable worksheet, your youngster is expected to read a mathematical text carefully and answer the questions under it. The questions are easy to understand, and counting the cupcakes adds an element of color and fun.

• ### Activity 2 / Apple Math Worksheet

Mathematics involves far more than learning to count numbers, adding them up, subtracting, multiplication and division. And, your youngster is probably just starting to see that. Maybe they are getting a little overwhelmed by all the new complexities like comparing numbers and learning their differences. With this downloadable worksheet, however, you can bring back the fun to comparing numbers!

• ### Activity 3 / Seashell Collectors Worksheet

What is more fun than a day at the beach? Definitely, not a day spent doing some math, that’s for sure! Your child might not be too eager to stay indoors and count and compare numbers with you. But, with this printable worksheet, you can bring a bit of beach fun into maths. Carefully read the text with your child and figure out how many seashells Stuart has. Hint: it is more than Meg’s and less than Jane’s.

• ### Activity 4 / Animal Features Worksheet

Your children will get to join this budding zoologist as they record the numbers of zoo animals that have fur, feathers or scales. Then they'll use their number sense and place value comparison skills to check the box that shows what zoo animal has the most friends on this downloadable PDF. The captivating animals will draw them in, and they'll strengthen number sense as they investigate how the number '6' represents a different value depending on its place.

• ### Activity 5 / Comparing Two-Digit Numbers Without Picture Support - Quiz

Students will be assessed on their ability to compare the value of two-digit numbers based on the place value of each digit.