2.NBT.4 Comparing 3 Digit Numbers2nd Grade • 1 Hour Lesson and Game
Subject: Math, Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
Type: 1 Hour Lesson and Game
CCSS: 2.NBT.1, 2.NBT.4
Skills: Compare and Contrast 3 Digit Numbers using the <,>, and = symbols, Practice place value to determine greater numbers.
Materials Needed: Pencils, document camera or whiteboard, small whiteboards, dry erase markers, erasers (1 per student), 1 die per student and 1 for demonstration, and a deck of cards with numbers 0-9 for each pair of students.
Printable Resources: Required Printable Resources: “Roll, Write, Compare” (1 copy per student) (1 copy for demonstration), “Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to Posters” (1 copy for display), and “Place Value Mat” (1 copy per student); Optional Printable Student Resources: “Exit Slips” (1 copy per student), “Greater Than, Less Than, Equal to Cut Outs” (1 copy per student), and “Break Up Your Day” brain/movement break ideas.
Lesson Plan Description
In this fully-scripted, 1/2 day lesson plan, students will compare 3 digit numbers using <,>,= symbols, and determine the correct place value in order to form 3-digit numbers. By playing the game “Who is Greater” 2nd graders will demonstrate their understanding of this math standard.
In segment 1, using the gradual release model, students will review the symbols (<,>,=) as well as place value for 3 digit numbers using personal whiteboards. After the review, they will work with partners using dice to play “Roll, Write, Compare”.
In segment 2, students play the game “Who is Greater” with multiple partners. Using a deck of cards (only 1-9), they play a quick card game creating 3 digit numbers each turn. The person with the greater number keeps the cards. Your children will have a blast!
Exit slips are available for you providing valuable instructional information regarding your students understanding of the greater, lesser and equal 3 digit numbers.