Students should use their knowledge of numbers and comparing sets of objects to describe the comparative relationship using written numerals. For example, if a student is using a deck of cards and turns over a 4 and 8, the student should be able to state that 8 is greater than 4 or that 4 is less than 8. In Kindergarten, students are not using the comparative symbols such as <, >, or = as that occurs in first grade.
June has 8 pencils in his pencil box. Johnny has 4 pencils in his backpack.
a) Who has more pencils? Share your thinking.
b) Who has fewer pencils? Share your thinking.
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K.2 Number and operations. The student applies mathematical process standards to understand how to represent and compare whole numbers, the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers, and relationships within the numeration system. The student is expected to:
(H) use comparative language to describe two numbers up to 20 presented as written numerals