Teachers will help students learn to use the math symbols for greater than and less than. Students will engage in the Gator Round Up activity to find numbers and symbols that their classmates are holding. When they round each other up they must put their cards together in the correct way. Once they accomplish the task they round up another group up students to try again.
Students will also have teacher support while completing Select the Gator. In this learning task the students have 2 numbers printed on a card and they must determine which of the two gators they would use. Select the Gator can be done whole group, small group, and in centers. The task can be explained using a projection system so the whole class can see the task and talk about it together. Once the students understand the concept the cards can be moved into a center for independent work or work with a partner.