Step 6: Compare Numbers Year 1 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Diver Dan is exploring the depths of the ocean. He counts shells and compares them. He discovers a sunken shipwreck and finds jellyfish and treasure to compare. He finds a secret message in a bottle with comparison statements to solve.
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Discussion points for teachers
- Which number is greater?
Discuss the words written in the sand and which number the word represents. Discuss which group of shells is greater.
- Which symbol would fit his statement?
Discuss the number of tentacles each jellyfish has. Discuss which number is greater and which symbol would fit in the statement to make it correct.
- Make the statement correct to help Dan compare his treasure.
Discuss how many gold coins and how many gems there are. Discuss which comparison symbol has been given and what the symbol means. Discuss how to arrange the numbers in the statement to make it correct, using language of ‘greater than/ less than’.
18 > 10
- How many silver coins could he have found?
Discuss how many gold necklaces were in the chest. Discuss how more necklaces than coins were found and whether the coins need to be a greater number or a smaller number. Discuss the comparison statement and which numbers could fit to make the statement correct. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Possible answers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
- Use the comparison symbols to complete the statements below.
Discuss each statement and compare using the language ‘greater than/ less than’. Discuss each comparison symbol given and what each symbol means. Discuss which symbols would fit to make each statement correct.
16 = sixteen, 15 > 8, 16 < 19
Optional discussion points
What other numbers might Diver Dan find in the ship? What other numbers could Dan compare in the ship? What other treasures might he find?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words
Mathematics Year 1: (1N4) Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
This resource also covers the following objective from Year 2:
Mathematics Year 2: (2N2b) Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
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