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More/Less/Same1

Materials:

 Eight cards (target cards) with sets of 4 to 12 objects (dots, ten

frames, etc.)
 Small set of 20+ objects (counters, blocks, bugs, bears)
 Word cards labeled Less Same More

Place the word cards on the table. Place the eight target cards face
down on the table. Turn over a target card. Build sets that are less than,
the same as, and more than the target card. Place the matching word
card with each set of objects.2

More
Less Same
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Van de Walle, J.A. & Lovin, L.H. (2006). Activity 2.1: More/Less/Same. Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics – Grades K-3
(p. 38) Boston: Pearson Education.
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PASS: K
Standard 2: Number Sense - The student will understand the relationship between numbers and quantities.
1. Compare a group or set to another group, set, or numerical quantity and verbally explain which has more, less, or equivalent
quantities.
4. Count objects in a set one-by-one from one through twenty.
5. Identify and create sets of objects zero through twenty.