Are you teaching comparing and ordering numbers to the hundred thousands place? These math task cards will pique your students' interest by relating these numbers to chili peppers while providing practice with this place value concept.
You Will Get:
✅ 32 Task cards (4 levels of difficulty)
✅ 6 Sorting Mats for comparing numbers
✅ 4 links to Google Slide activities that can be used instead of the task cards version
✅ Teaching tips for direct instruction
About these peppers:
What do the numbers mean? Just as degrees measure temperature, inches measure length, and gallons measure liquid capacity, the heat of peppers are measured in units too! The unit for measuring the heat of pepper is a Scoville Heat Unit SHU. It is named after Wilbur Scoville, who developed this scale for measuring the heat of peppers. The numbers on each card represent the highest SHU for that variety. Varieties tend to have a range, so I picked the highest value to pique students’ interest.
About these cards:
These cards feature numbers at 4 skill levels: mild, medium, hot, and extreme heat.
✅ Mild: Numbers 0-9,999
✅ Medium: Numbers 10,000 to 99,999
✅ Hot: Numbers 100,000 to 999,999
✅ Extreme heat: Numbers 1,000,000 to 10,000,000
What skills can students practice with these cards?
✅ Comparing numbers at the 4 levels using the symbols: < > +=
✅ Comparing numbers at the 4 levels using the language: more than, less than, equal to
✅ Ordering 3 or more cards from least to greatest
✅ Ordering 3 or more cards from greatest to least
How to use these cards:
► To prepare, print on cardstock, cut, and laminate the cards if you choose. Or have students cut out the cards.
► Store in sandwich sized plastic zip bags.
► Put in a center for individuals, pairs, or groups.
► Model how to compare or order the numbers on the cards.
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