This comparing numbers game is a new take on the card game War! The product includes recording sheets for identifying the greater or fewer number as well as playing cards for numbers 1-20.
Choose a recording sheet either for identifying the greater number or the lesser number. I generally copy the recording sheet front and back so that the students will have more than enough space to record their game. Students play in partner groups of 2 and are each given their own “deck” of cards. Print, laminate, and cut the cards so that each partner group has their own set.
Students divide the cards evenly between them. Then, each student flips one card. The students write down the number on their own card and their partner’s card. Then, they compare the numbers and circle either the greater or the lesser number (based on which the teacher has selected). Which ever student “won” (had the the greater or lesser card) gets to keep both cards. Students then play again. They continue to play until time is up, at which point the partners hold their stack of cards parallel and compare to see which is thicker. The thicker stack wins.