A Learning Activity is a strategy a teacher chooses to actively
engage students in learning a concept or skill using a digital tool/resource.
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Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:
The teacher will distribute a recording sheet and digit cards to each set of partnered students. (These items are on the slideshow.)
The students will listen as the teacher displays the directions and explains how to play the game.
The teacher and students may play a few rounds together for practice if needed for review or to model expectations.
Player one will draw three of the digit cards and arrange them to make the largest number. They will record this number under player one, and round one on the recording sheet.
Player two will draw three of the digit cards and arrange them to make the largest number. They will record this number under player two, and round two on the recording sheet.
Players will compare the two numbers. The player with the largest number will circle their number. That player wins that round.
If players build numbers that are equal, neither player will get a point.
Players will continue to play ten rounds. The winner is the player with the most circled numbers.
The teacher will circulate around the room while the students are playing the game.
When the players have played all 10 rounds of making and deciding who has the biggest number, the teacher will bring the class back to the whole group so that they can add the <, >, or = signs as a class.
Assessment Strategies:
The teacher will observe students' responses to determine students' understanding of the concept and skill.
The following guidelines can be used to ensure students meet the learning objective.
Check that the student:
can correctly arrange the digit cards to create the largest number.
can correctly determine which number is greatest.
Advanced Preparation:
The teacher will need to copy the recording sheet and digit cards for the class. These items can be found in the document Greatest, Least, or Equal?
The teacher will need to cut apart the digit cards before the lesson.
A computer and projector will be needed to display the game directions.
Variation Tips (optional):
This activity can be used with a small group for remediation or in math centers.
Notes or Recommendations (optional):
This task may stand alone or be used with the following before and during activities: