Comparing numbers and quantities has never been so fun!
4 Spin-and-Compare Work mats
100 coins (optional)
8 rainbow arrows (optional)
12 Less Than, Greater Than, and Equal To cards
There are enough materials included in this pack to accommodate 4 independent learners AS IS! Of course, if you want more materials for more students, just print more as needed. ☺
1. Print out ALL PAGES.
2. I laminate everything for durability, then cut out the necessary parts (coins and arrows [both optional], greater/less/equal cards)
3. You will need to gather some brass fasteners to attach the arrows (or paperclips, if you prefer) to the game boards to create spinners (2 arrows per board)
4. If you choose NOT to use the provided coins, you will need to gather plastic coins or whatever else you want your students to use!
The game directions are VERY simple! Each student gets his/her own game board. The player spins BOTH spinners on his/her board. For example, if the player spins a 2 and a 6, s/he will count and place 2 coins on the pot under the spun 2, and then count and place 6 coins on the pot under the spun 6. After both sets have been created, It’s time to compare! The player will notice that the set of 2 is LESS THAN the set of 6, so the final step is to place the correct comparison card on the mat. In this case, the player would put the < card between the 2 sets of coins. To encourage accountability, students can then write down the comparison on the included tracking sheet to show their continuing work (i.e., 2 < 6). Then it’s time to clear the board and SPIN, count, and compare again!!!
My kids love this game! Sometimes I change it up and give them playdoh to use for the coins. It’s so fun! They really get pretty good at using their math vocabulary by playing this during center time! ☺