Saturday, November 5, 2011

More or Less Taught My Way...


Many teachers have very little difficulty teaching the standard for more and less. My students have had limited experiences with numbers and need a scaffold to help them understand this concept. What do we do in our room? My teaching partner came up with the idea of having them compare their towers so they would clearly see which number was more and which was less. Let's see if this middle step helps them with this. Turkey Day is around the corner so I used DJinkers graphics that were ideal for this season! Grab it and tell me if you have a better idea for this by leaving a comment. I also have a Thanksgiving packet on Tpt right now if you need one.

27 comments:

Jonelle Bell said...

I love this!! We play a similar game, but I love the Thanksgiving graphics. Is this available as a download?

Rachelle said...

This is great, my students struggle with more and less too.

Rachelle
http://sweetkindergarten.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

I love this more or less mat! Is this part of your turkey unit on TpT?

Freckleteacher said...

Thank you for the great More or Less game (Freebie!) I love the Thanksgiving graphics too! I had my class do a lot of individual activities and worksheets about more and less, but no partner games. This will be fun! Thank you Fran!

Allison said...

Thank you so much. This is fantastic!

Karen said...

HI Fran, This is so perfect for many of my students. Could you make another one with pilgrim girl and native american that extend to teen numbers for those kids who need a challenge? I am always looking for a way to differentiate. Thanks

sspeller said...

Thanks for sharing a way to get this difficult concept across to our little ones. I have six children that are almost monolingual Spanish speakers so this should help tremendously!! You are always so generous with your fabulous ideas!

Sarah said...

I LOVE the visual!! Most of my students do just fine w/ this concept but i do struggle if they are not just getting it!! How simple -- LOVE IT!

Thanks for sharing!!
Sarah
shetrick@gmail.com

Mrs. Ann Greene said...

Wow! Thank you for sharing. This will be great to use with my kinders as we are doing lots of number sense work right now. I can't wait to use it.

Ms. D said...

Fran,
This was great! My K's are struggling with this. You are amazing! Thanks for all you do!
Erica

mindy said...

What a super idea!!!

Rachel Davis said...

Love this! Can't wait to use it in class! Thanks, Fran!! =D

Katy said...

Thanks Fran! This is great... my kinders will love playing this game! :)

Karen LeBlanc said...

Love it! Will be using it this week! Thanks for sharing!

pris_cillap said...

Thank you Fran! I have been currently working on More or Less with my first graders so this is perfect!

Priscilla
ifyougiveateacherablog@blogspot.com

Crystal said...

YAWHOOO - This is going to be GREAT for a couple of my lower kindees! Love the Thanksgiving theme!
THANK THANK THANK YOU!!!

Erin said...

I like that you have the children use a spinner to determine who wins - that puts a different spin on things (snort)!

Pam said...

Fran would you mind if I put this in SMART notebook to use as a focus lesson for my kids? I would credit you for creating it. I would just use it for my own classroom.

hollie Fumero said...

I too use this method with my students. I actually teach it whole group. I had each student a baggie with a designated number of blocks in each one and I ask the students to build their towers and to count how many they have. I then ask the students to turn to their partners to discuss which one has more and which one has less. Also to build oral language and higher order questions I ask the students how do they know which one is more and/or less. I love the way you have incorporated a work mat, spinner, and cute number cards to make this a center. I hope to able to use this in my classroom. Thank you for the resource.

Janelle said...

Cute game! Thanks for sharing!!!

Nikki said...

Thanks for sharing!

Meredith said...

This is wonderful! I just tried it out with my kinders today and it went well. Having the blocks makes it more concrete for them-they liked comparing towers. I will be thrilled when my whole class finally understands the words more/less. Thank you!
~Meredith
Keen on Kindergarten

Chrissy said...

THANK YOU!!
ReadWriteSing

Susan said...

Thank you for sharing a great game. We are really working on this skill!

Laura said...

I am so grateful for this! Thanks. I am starting a K/1 combo this week. And one more and one less is the first math lesson in Kinder! Thanks so much!

Mrs. Ryan said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Fran! I can't wait to try this game out this week!

Pam said...

I would just love to have a generic one too since we have not come to more/less in our curriculum yet. But these graphics are sooo dang cute!!! Thank you for sharing. :)