In this greater than or less than activity students put the alligator's mouth facing the bigger number on the fish. The greater than sign opens to the larger number, thus the gator eating the fish! Students will love the idea that the gator eats the bigger number! Our students did! Print on card stock, laminate for durability and use at a math center. Also a great small group lesson for those students who need some additional practice with this concept. This activity also comes with a cut and paste worksheet where students cut out the alligator and place it the correct way so that the gator eats the larger number. This activity uses numbers 1-10. This is great for pre-school students learning the concept, beginning K, lower level K, or lower level first graders.
Common Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.3 Compare two numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.