This activity pack on comparing whole numbers contains 5 hands-on activities for use in remedial or intervention middle school math classrooms. Use these activities to prepare students for future work on comparing integers, decimals, and/or fractions.
Comparing Numbers Study Guide and Skills Practice
This one-page remediation sheet contains fully-explained key concepts and guided-practice problems at the top with straight-forward skill practice problems at the bottom. Use this sheet for a quick review over the skill. A SmartBoard version of this activity is also included in the download.
Color 2 Compare Activity
Students will compare two numbers and color the correct comparison symbol. While this activity contains drill-like questions, it does have a fun hands-on element through the coloring, which students really enjoy. Who doesn't love to color?... especially in math class!
Comparing Numbers Sort SmartBoard Activity
This whole-class SmartBoard activity is a fun way to involve all your students in the practice of comparing whole numbers. Students can come up the SmartBoard and drag and drop the correct comparison symbol into the circle. Only the correct symbol is accepted by the circle.
Comparing Whole Numbers Grid Game
Students play this game in pairs and roll two dice to find their positions on a grid. Each students will land on a number and the partners compare those two numbers. The player with the larger number gets to mark the spot. Mark a complete row, column, or diagonal to win.
Who Has the Largest? Small-Group Game
Players battle against each other in this small-group game. Each student flips over one number card at a time and decides where to place it on their game mats. Students must think strategically when placing numbers, because the player who creates the largest number wins.
All available answer keys are printed immediately after each student activity. These activities are fun, student tested and approved, and simple to use, just print-and-go!
You can read more about each individual activity on my blog
. Happy Teaching!