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Ordering and Comparing

Problems in this area give children practice in determining the relative size of numbers.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 1: Number Sense
NCTM Standards:
Number and Operations Standard for Grades PreK3
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A Game of Dice


Grade K. Find out who rolled a higher number in a dice game.
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Color Competition


Grade K. Use a chart to determine the results of a color popularity contest.
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Counting Comics


Grade 1. How many comic books does Sondra have?
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Earning Money


Grade 1. Answer questions about doing chores to earn allowance.
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Growing Up


Grade K. Figure out how much more I have to grow to be as tall as my dad.
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How Many Berries Did I Eat?


Grade 1. Reason about whether I ate more blueberries or raspberries.
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How Many Pinecones?


Grade K. Use the information given to figure out how many pinecones Midori
has.
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How Tall Is Your Tower?


Grade 1. Identify the pattern and use it to answer some questions about a row
of block towers.
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I Can Skip Count


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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It's Cold Outside


Grade K. Figure out what the temperature is outside on a winter day.
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Lunch Line


Grade K. Follow a basic alternating pattern to find a given student in line.
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Number Fun


Grade 1. Use clues to help Dominic solve a number riddle.
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Play Ball!


Grade 1. Figure out how to make kickball teams equal.
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Playing Cards


Grade K. Figure out how many cards are being held through number clues.
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Playing with Patterns


Grade 1. Find the next numbers in the pattern.
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Pretzel Riddle


Grade K. Determine the number of pretzels in a lunchbox.
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Saul's Cupcakes


Grade K. Figure out how many cupcakes Saul will put on the fifth plate.
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Seashells by the Seashore


Grade 2. Use subtraction and compare numbers of seashells in the Smith twins'
collections.
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ShipShape


Grade K. Order the shapes from least sides to most sides.
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Soccer Madness


Grade K. Compare the number of goals scored and order them from least to
greatest.
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The Morning Bus


Grade 1. Find out if Beth will make it to the school bus on time.
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The Yard Sale


Grade K. Which two things can you buy at a yard sale with 9 pennies?
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TugofWar


Grade 2. Figure out which team has the advantage in a game of tugofwar.
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Warming Up!


Grade 1. Divide marshmallows equally between Suresh and his sister.
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Yoli's Lollipops


Grade K. Try to guess which color lollipop Yoli will get.
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