This lesson was an engaging way to show students how to compare two multi-digit numbers using >, <, or = using the gradual release model. I taught this lesson with my students using their interactive student notebook. The lesson includes a preview which leads into the lesson. It also has numerous slides for the interactive learning part of the lesson and a process for students to practice independently. This lesson displays nicely on a whiteboard for whole group instruction or computers and tablets for small group instruction.
This resource contains 35 full color slides that focus on comparing numbers. Also included are left and right side activities for the interactive student notebook. The preview slide starts out asking students what it means to compare numbers. My students did a quick write answering this question and then we had a group discussion on their answers. Then the interactive learning part of the lesson was gradual release where I modeled comparing two multi-digit numbers. The slides thereafter are a step by step guide to comparing numbers. Several of the slides are great visual aids to help differentiate instruction for all learners through chunking and repetition. In addition, I included a slide where the students had to come up with their own six digit number to make my equation true. There is slide with multiple choice answers to make the comparison true and a word problem for students to compare two multi-digit numbers. There is also a process at the end of the lesson for students to practice independently. This process can be used as an exit ticket to see what the students have learned. Be creative and do what works best for you and your students.
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