# Kindergarten - Know Larger Means More

 Grade Level: K Skill: Numbers Topic: Know Larger Means More Goal: Know that the larger numbers describe sets with more objects in them than the smaller ones have. Skill Description: Know how to compare two groups and identify the larger group from the smaller group. Interpret numbers through sets of objects.

### Sample Problems

 (1) Is 17 or 21 the larger number? (2) Which is the smaller number: 25 or 12? (3) Would a group of 14 balls be more or less than 17 bats?

### Learning Tips

 (1) Go over number 0 to 20. Use object to help represent the number. Count 1 pencil for the number 1, 2 pencils for the number two… Explain to your child that as the numbers get bigger, there are more things that are counted. So the more things, the bigger the number. The fewer things, the smaller the number. When we count form 0 to 20, numbers are getting bigger. (2) Count from 20 to 0. This time show your child how there are fewer and fewer items to count as the numbers get smaller.

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### Extra Help Problems

 (1) Have the student circle the set with the larger number 8 alligators ____ 12 hippos (2) 15 cars ____ 9 trucks (3) 3 stars ____ 7 happy faces (4) 5 roosters ____ 1 hen (5) 6 turkeys ____ 13 dogs (6) 23 oranges ____ 25 apples (7) 30 pennies _____ 27 nickels (8) 15 books ____ 19 pencils (9) This worksheet will have two boxes for each problem. The first box will contain five squares. Draw more squares in the empty box. (10) The first box will contain ten oranges. Draw fewer oranges in the empty box. (11) The first box will contain five squares. Draw fewer squares in the empty box. (12) The first box will contain ten oranges. Draw more oranges in the empty box.