Sunday, February 13, 2011

Number Comparisons


Recently, we've been learning about number comparisons.  To practice this skill in a more exciting way, I gave my students Expo markers, a tissue, and two pretzel sticks.  I dictated two numbers for them to write on their desks (our desks erase Expo).  They then arranged their pretzel sticks to show a correct number comparison.  It was a quick way for me to see who was understanding the concept and who was not.  At the end of our practicing, I gave them each more pretzels to eat.  Food makes anything fun, right?  Also...head over to First Grade Fun to see some great comparison printables and a game that Janae made!

3 comments:

Mrs. Bussey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Brilliant idea!! Will definitely use- love it!
Leslie
www.fabinfirst.blogspot.com

Snappy said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Love your idea! I've never seen writing on desks before. What kind of marker do you use? How well does it wash?

Mrs. Wheeler said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks!! Snappy--our desks are shiny and smooth on the top. The dry erase wipes off with a tissue! It's nuts! Sometimes the dry erase marker will leave a little streaking, but Clorox wipes removes it!!!

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