Ah yes, nice to see you back again. This is a number comparison activity I developed for my first grade teacher, but I've also used it with my kindergarteners and pre-k. It's cute, but not cutesy.
Students take a number tile and place it on the game sheet at the top. They then take additional number tiles and decide whether it is an "elephant" (bigger than the number at the top) or "mouse" (smaller than the number at the top) and paste the correct stamp in the second column.
A second version is identical, but eliminates the stamps: they just place the tile in the "elephant" or "mouse" column.
In the third version, tiles are sorted according to elephant or mouse, but the student now has to figure out how much different that number is from the top number. For example, if the top number is 5, and the student draws a 6, then it is placed in the "elephant" column and since it is one more, a "1" is placed in that column.
There are extensions that make this activity quite expandable to suit the needs of all your students. For example, you put in the top number and the comparison numbers, and the student decides whether it is elephant or mouse, which eliminates the need for the tiles.
You can also give the form where you fill in the top number, and the student is told whether the number is an elephant or mouse, and must write in the number that would work for that. For example, if the top number is 8, and the first row is a "mouse," the student writes in a number less than 8.
Finally, you also get a form where the student is given a top number (or you can leave it blank so the student can select it on his/her own) and then the student is told the difference, and has to fill in numbers that work. For example, if the top number is 8 and the student is told that the difference is 3, he/she can write in 5 or 11, both of which are 3 away from 8.
I've included "editable" pdfs, which means you can click on a field and customize what numbers are used on the activity.
You also get black & white, as well as colored stamps, as well as a full set of printable number tiles which will fit the activity.
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