Y1 Maths

Introducing Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To Lesson

This Year 1 Introducing Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To lesson covers the prior learning of comparing objects and the +, – and = symbols, before moving onto the main skill of comparing objects and numbers using the comparison symbols.

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 Objective

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

Mathematics Year 1: (1N2c) Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

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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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet recaps comparing objects and the +, – and = symbols, before moving onto the main skill of comparing objects and numbers using the comparison symbols.

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Interactive Activity

This Reception Fewer and More Game develops children's understanding of quantities. Encourage children to identify which group has 'more' or 'fewer' then drag and drop the group to reveal the answer.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of place value of comparing objects and the +, – and = symbols, before moving onto the main skill of introducing greater than, less than and equal to. 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.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of introducing greater than, less than and equal to.

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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 introducing greater than, less than and equal to.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

This introducing greater than, less than and equal to extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the introducing greater than, less than and equal to lesson.