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Ice Cream Comparing Numbers Kindergarten Google Slides Math Activity

If there’s one thing true about Kindergarten math activities, it’s that variety is key! Our little learners love to be stimulated with activities they’ve never seen before. Your students will LOVE this ice cream-themed number comparison activity!

The Ice Cream Comparing Numbers Kindergarten Google Slides Math Activity provides valuable practice in identifying which quantity is more/less/equal. It’s also an amazing way for students to get more comfortable with comparison symbols and how to “read” number comparisons. You can choose from FOUR different options: Google Slides, Seesaw, Boom Cards, or a printable version.

Free Comparing Numbers Digital and Printable Ice Cream Game

Learning About Comparing Numbers:

COMPARING TWO NUMBERS WITH KINDERGARTENERS

KINDERGARTEN MATH INSTRUCTION SHOULD GO BEYOND PRACTICING COUNTING AND IDENTIFYING NUMBERS.

Math activities for kindergarteners that go beyond rote counting get students thinking about what the numbers mean/represent. It’s important for young learners to develop an understanding of quantities and comparisons to help them understand future concepts of the base ten number system.

I love to encourage kids to talk about math, no matter what hands-on activities they are working on. Voicing ideas and concepts helps students explain their thinking in their own words and form a deeper understanding of math concepts.

This free Google Slides for Kindergarten math activity includes so many options for instruction, you can get as creative as you like!

Use the interactive Google Slides activity, Seesaw, or self-checking Boom Cards as a small group activity after students have a clear understanding of greater than/less than/equal to and the symbols.

Kindergarten math online resources gain value when you ask your students to orally “read” each comparison sentence as they complete each one. I teach my students to:

  • Identify which ice cream cone is taller
  • Drag the correct symbol into the box
  • “Read” the comparison sentence by saying, “This cone is greater than/less than/equal to that cone.”
Printable comparing numbers game for kids.

What Can Kindergarteners Learn By Comparing Numbers?

COMPARING NUMBERS IN KINDERGARTEN

ASKING STUDENTS TO TALK ABOUT QUANTITIES IS AN IMPORTANT STEP ONCE THEY SELECT THE CORRECT SYMBOL. STUDENTS SAY:

  • This cone is greater than/less than/equal to that cone.

Encourage more conversation and introduce more vocabulary by asking students questions:

  • Which cone would you want to eat? Why?
  • Are some of the cones the same size?
  • What is the math word we use if something is exactly the same?
  • What word means bigger or larger? Smaller?
  • Which one is more? Less?
Comparing Numbers math digital activity for Kindergarten.

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How To Use The Free Google Slides Activity

COMPARING NUMBERS IN KINDERGARTEN

WORKING WITH QUANTITIES HELPS DEVELOP THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN NUMBERS AND VALUES AND HOW THEY RELATE TO EACH OTHER.

You have four exciting options with this activity! Whether you are distance learning or you like to keep activities organized on your Google classroom, or something in between, you can make it work!

How to Get the Activity

  • Enter your email below and then check your email to get the digital activity.
  • When you open the file you can click on the format that you prefer to use: Google Slides, Seesaw and/or Boom Cards®.
  • If you are downloading the Google Slides version you will be prompted to “Make a copy”.  This is an important step you need to complete to make sure you get an editable version to share with your students!
  • In Slides, make sure you are in “Edit” mode, as opposed to “Present” mode. You will see the “Present” button in the upper right-hand corner.
  • In Slides, just click on the symbol box to highlight it in blue and drag it when the cursor resembles a plus sign with an arrow on each end.
  • If you choose the Seesaw version, click the Seesaw image to instantly add it to your Seesaw library.
  • Use the Text tool (click on the large T) to be able to highlight each symbol to move it.
  • To upgrade to self-checking Boom Cards®, click on the image to purchase the deck to use with your students.
  • Finally, if you choose self-correcting Boom Cards, remember you must be connected to the Internet in order for the cards to work.
Choose the version of digital activity you prefer

For the printable version, just print, laminate (optional), and play! Your students can place small manipulatives on the circles to identify quantities, or they can use a dry/wet-erase marker.

Printable comparing numbers game for kids.

Easy Ways to Extend the Activity

Sequencing Cards

Use the printable pages of the activity as number sequencing cards. Students can choose a page, identify the number/quantity on the left side, and then place each page in the correct order like a large number line.

Make it a Math Game

With a few simple tweaks and rules, this activity becomes an interactive game where partners can learn to take turns while sharpening math skills. Slice the printable version so the left side numerals become a deck of cards featuring numbers 1-10. Scatter the rest of the mats face-up. Students take turns choosing a card and matching it to the appropriate mat.

Display the Cards as Anchor Charts

Need an eye-catching way to reference numbers and quantities? The free printables can easily double as anchor charts on the wall or as part of a bulletin board display.

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