1. Topic-
 Greater Than, Less Than
2. Content-
 Greater Than, Less Than, More, Bigger, Lower, Less, Amount, Number, <, >
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
 1.Learn greater than/less than NYS Standards: Standard 1- Analysis, Inquiry, and Design Students will use mathematical analysis, scientific inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions. Standard 2- Information Systems Students will access, generate, process, and transfer information using appropriate technologies Standard 3- Mathematics Students will understand mathematics and become mathematically confident by communicating and reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in real-world settings, and by solving problems through the integrated study of number systems, geometry, algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry. Standard 7- Interdisciplinary Problem Solving Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills of mathematics, science, and technology to address real-life problems and make informed decisions. Standard 8- Mathematics Students will understand the concepts of and become proficient with the skills of mathematics; communicate and reason mathematically; become problem solvers by using appropriate tools and strategies; through the integrated study of number sense and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability.
4. Objectives-
 1.Correctly identify which number is greater/smaller 2.Correctly use greater than and less than symbols (<,>)
5. Materials and Aids-
 Pre-cut alligators on popsicle sticks, Overhear/smartboard, chalk board
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

 1. Would you rather eat 20 pieces of candy or 200 pieces of candy? 2. How can you tell which number is bigger than another number

B. Development-

 1.Show students that Ally the Alligator likes to eat a lot of food 2. She would rather eat the bigger amount. 3.Her mouth will always open towards the larger number 4. The less than symbol will look like a squished L (<)

C. Practice-

 1. class will participate in raising their alligator in the direction that will show greater than or lesson than for the questions that are on the smartboard/overhead 2. Select students will come to board and draw in the correct symbol

D. Independent Practice-

 1. Students will complete worksheet 2. Workbook page will be assigned for homework

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

 Math push in

F. Checking for understanding-

 1. Have each student answer one question on smartboard/overhead 2. Complete a work sheet 3. Quiz on topic will be given at end of week

G. Closure-

 Remember you always want to have the opening towards the bigger number
7. Evaluation-
 1. Homework will be collected 2. Quiz will be given at end of week

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