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Year 1

More than and fewer than

I can compare two or more groups using the language more than and fewer than.

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Year 1

More than and fewer than

I can compare two or more groups using the language more than and fewer than.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Know two or more groups can be compared using 'more than' and 'fewer than'.
  2. Know when comparing groups, objects from each can be placed in lines and matched (one-to-one) to support comparison.
  3. Know groups can contain the same number of things.

Common misconception

May consider the size of objects when comparing rather than the numerosity of the group.

Ensure any groups compared throughout the day are very obviously different before comparing more small things with fewer large things.

Keywords

  • More than - More than means having a larger value than another number or set

  • Fewer than - Fewer than means having a smaller number of objects in a set

  • Equal - Equal means to have exactly the same amount or value

  • Compare - You can compare numbers and objects to find out if there are more or fewer in a set

Explore this lesson practically using key manipulatives to represent different aspects of the party. Set up collections for children to sort and compare in the environment, including some unfair sharing eg. during snack time.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which group of objects will be easier to count?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q2.
True or false: each group has the same number of cakes.
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Correct answer: True
False
Q3.
True or false: each group shows the same amount.
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Correct answer: True
False
Q4.
Look at the picture. Complete the sentence. When some have been added, the amount is __________
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the same
Correct answer: not the same
Q5.
I am counting the slices of pizza. I think there are 5 slices. What mistake did I make?
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I forgot to count one slice.
Correct answer: I counted one slice twice.
Q6.
Which picture shows six pens?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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6 Questions

Q1.
Which group has been matched correctly?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q2.
Look at the group of green counters. Which group has more counters than the green group?
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Correct Answer: An image in a quiz
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Q3.
True or false: there are fewer green hats than orange hats.
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True
Correct answer: False
Q4.
Look at the picture. Which word is missing from this sentence? There are __________ grey balloons than green balloons.
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more
Correct answer: fewer
the same
Q5.
Look at the picture and select the correct statement.
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There are fewer hats than presents.
There are more balloons than hats.
Correct answer: There are fewer balloons than presents.
Q6.
Which group has more objects than the cups but fewer objects than the cakes? Image E6
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the balloons
Correct answer: the candles
the cakes
the cups