Y1 Maths

Compare Number Sentences Lesson

This Year 1 Compare Number Sentences lesson covers the prior learning of comparing statements within 10, before moving onto the main skill of comparing number sentences within 20.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 1: (1C2b) Read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs
Mathematics Year 1: (1C1) Represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20
Mathematics Year 1: (1C2a) Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero
Mathematics Year 1: (1C4) Solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction, using concrete objects and pictorial representations, and missing number problems such as 7=_________ 9

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This Year 1 Compare Number Sentences lesson covers the prior learning of comparing statements within 10, before moving onto the main skill of comparing number sentences within 20.

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For further practice, visit the full step for a selection of resources and activities to support the prior learning for this lesson.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 1 Compare Statements 2 Game checks pupils' understanding of using inequality symbols to compare calculations.

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of place value of 1s, 10s and 100s, before moving onto the main skill of compare number sentences. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Compare Number Sentences Video Tutorial, Katie shows how to use the greater than, less than and equal to symbols to compare number sentences.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of compare number sentences.

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Practical Activity

Practical Activity

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of compare number sentences.

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Full Step

Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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This Year 1 Addition and Subtraction game aims to support pupils' understanding of using language and symbols to compare calculations within 20.

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Extension

This compare number sentences extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the compare number sentences lesson.

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This Year 1 Compare Number Sentences Maths Challenge checks pupils’ understanding of comparing number sentences to 20.