Education is nothing but a way to learn about the world and society we live in through a variety of diverse and interesting subjects. Mathematics is one such subject that allows one to understand the world through the eyes of logic and rationality. Therefore, building a strong foundation in this subject is of paramount importance. The best way to introduce new concepts to children is to combine learning with fun activities – this not only holds their attention but also helps them enjoy the process.
Once children have learned how to count, it is important to introduce the concept of lesser and greater than. But before that, we must learn how to compare numbers. What is comparing numbers?
When you take two numbers side by side and try to determine if they are the same or different, it is known as comparing.
- Let’s take some coins and count them in our hands to understand the concept more clearly.
- I have 3 coins in my right hand and 3 coins in my left hand. By comparing these two numbers I can conclude that I have the same or an equal number of coins in each hand.
- Now, I remove one coin from my right hand and place it in my left hand. Therefore, I now have only 2 coins in my right hand and 4 coins in my left hand. By comparing the number of coins in each hand, it is obvious that my left hand has a greater number of coins than my right hand or my right hand has a lesser number of coins than my left hand.
While understanding the concept of lesser and greater than may be easy, learning to use the correct vocabulary will take time and patience.
These worksheets combine the exercise of counting with comparing numbers. The bright and colourful pictures make the task appealing and fun to children while also helping them focus and learn. Repeated practice allows children to retain what they’ve learnt.
Comparing Numbers Worksheets for Grade 1
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