Check out our Number Munching Monsters
I needed a visual to get the kids to see greater than and less than before using only the sign.
We created these number crunching monsters and had fun manipulating chips to show numbers that the monster might eat. Then we "read the sentence"....
One is less than four.
Five is greater than two.
I tried to get the kids to create the number dot patterns that we've been talking about during Topic One from Envisions. Easier said than created for some :) But we had fun with our monsters! We'll use the same technique tomorrow, however, we'll replace our chips with large plastic numbers so we can see the numbers taking the place of the dots.
Here's the sheet with the words if you'd like to download.