These task cards give kids the chance to practice place value knowledge and relationships, comparing numbers, addition and subtraction within 100 and 1,000, higher-order thinking, and representing their mathematical reasoning.
Included in this download are two sets of task cards that emphasize comparing numbers and ask students to explain and show HOW MUCH greater or less than the numbers are to one another. I’ve also included answer keys, and recording sheets that provide plenty of space for kids to show their work. There is a page with four boxes, as well as a page with six. Use whichever is most helpful.
These task card support CCSS 2.NBT.4, 2.NBT.5, 2.NBT.7, 3.NBT.2. They are a perfect fit for 2nd and 3rd grade, and might be appropriate for some 1st graders or 4th graders.
Set One (20 cards in all) uses two-digit numbers. Set Two (20 cards in all) uses three-digit numbers. The directions on the card instruct students to say the comparison out loud. For example, “97 is greater than 61.” Students are also expected to correctly use the < and > symbols in their written answers. Then, the second part of the direction states that students must express in numbers, picture models, or words how much greater or less than the numbers are in relation to one another. Asking for that extra level of thinking gives these problems the extra ‘push’ I think is important to incorporate with task cards. Simply writing a comparing expression with a greater than or less than symbol doesn’t give kids the opportunity to articulate what they know. Hooray for higher-order thinking!
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