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Less Than/Greater Than Hollabaloo

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Ginger Boyd
System:Geneva County
School:Samson Middle School
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 1874
Title:
Less Than/Greater Than Hollabaloo
Digital Tool/Resource:
Go Noodle - Hollabaloo: Greater Than, Less Than, Equal Too
Web Address – URL:
Overview:

In this activity, students will visit the GoNoodle website and learn a catchy tune with simple hand movements to help them remember the comparison symbols greater than, less than, and equal to. Students will then demonstrate their knowledge by using the hand movements that represent each comparison symbol to compare a given set of whole numbers.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Gap Project.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
7. Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using standard form, word form, and expanded form.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • When given a number in one form (base-ten numerals, words, expanded form), identify the number in another form.
Note: Expectations are limited to whole numbers less than or equal to 1,000,000.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Base-ten numerals
  • Expanded form
  • Expanded notation
  • Standard form
  • Word form
  • Place value
  • Thousands period
  • Ones period
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the relationship among places in a number and place values.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Read numbers 1 to 1,000,000 based on place value understanding.
  • Write numbers using base-ten numerals.
  • Write numbers using expanded notation.
  • Write numbers in word form.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • The same quantity can be represented with mathematical models, words, and expanded form based on the place value of the digits.
  • The value of a digit in a multi-digit number depends on the place value position it holds.
Diverse Learning Needs:
Essential Skills:
Learning Objectives:
M.4.7.1: Compare two three-digit numbers based on meanings of the hundreds, tens, and ones digits using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.
M.4.7.2: Read and write numbers to 1000 using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form.
M.4.7.3: Convert a number written in expanded notation to standard form.

Prior Knowledge Skills:
  • Define greater than, less than and equal to.
  • Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <.
  • Arrange two-digit numbers in order from greatest to least or least to greatest.
  • Identify zero as a place holder in two-digit and three-digit numbers.
  • Model using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons of two two-digit numbers.
  • Select numbers on a number line that are more than, less than or equal to a specified number.
  • Match the words greater than, equal to and less than to the symbols >, =, and <.
  • Determine the value of the digits in the ones and tens place.
  • Identify sets with more, less or equal objects.
  • Fluently add and subtract within 100 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
  • Number & Operations in Base Ten.
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
M.AAS.4.6 Compare whole number values to 50 using symbols (e.g., <, >, =).


Mathematics
MA2019 (2019)
Grade: 4
8. Use place value understanding to compare two multi-digit numbers using >, =, and < symbols.
Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
When given numerical comparisons,
  • Identify comparison using <, >, and = symbols to record the results of comparison.
  • Use reasoning based on place value understanding to explain the comparison.
Note: Expectations are limited to whole numbers less than or equal to 1,000,000.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • Place value
  • Compare
  • Multi-digit
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • the relationship among positions of digits in a number and place value.
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Compare numbers using place value understanding.
  • Use <, >, or = symbols to record the comparison.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • place value strategies can be used for comparing and ordering numbers.
Diverse Learning Needs:
Essential Skills:
Learning Objectives:
M.4.8.1: Use place value understanding to round whole numbers to the nearest 10 or 100.
M.4.8.2: Model rounding whole numbers to the nearest 100.
M.4.8.3: Round whole numbers from 100 to 999 using whole numbers from 10 to 99.
M.4.8.4: Model rounding whole numbers to the nearest 10.
M.4.8.5: Round whole numbers from 10 to 99 using whole numbers from 1 to 9.
M.4.8.6: Round whole numbers from 1 to 9 and model to show proficiency.

Prior Knowledge Skills:
  • Define rounding.
  • Round whole numbers from 100 to 999 using whole numbers from 10 to 99.
  • Model rounding whole numbers to the nearest 100.
  • Round whole numbers from 10 to 99 using whole numbers from 1 to 9.
  • Model rounding whole numbers to the nearest 10.
  • Identify the steps in rounding two- and three-digit numbers.
    Example: Identify the digit that may change and the number to the right.
  • Round whole numbers from 1 to 9 and model to show proficiency.
  • Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.
  • Match the number in the ones, tens, and hundreds position to a pictorial representation or manipulative of the value.
Learning Objectives:

Students will demonstrate how to compare two multi-digit numbers using hand movements representing greater than, less than, and equal to symbols.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  
Phase:
After/Explain/Elaborate
Activity:

This learning activity will be best if used after teaching a lesson on how to compare multi-digit numbers or after a review on comparing multi-digit numbers.

1) Visit the GoNoodle Website and show the students the following video:  Hollabaloo: Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To.  Allow the students to stand beside their desks and sing along with the video while using the hand movements.  

2) After viewing the video, show the Google Slides presentation (whole group) and have students demonstrate their knowledge of greater than, less than, and equal to, using the newly learned hand movements to represent comparison symbols. 

Assessment Strategies:

Students will be assessed on their ability to demonstrate the correct hand movements that represent greater than, less than, and equal to symbols learned in the GoNoodle video during the whole group Google Slides activity.


Advanced Preparation:

The teacher will need a computer with internet access, a projector, and speakers. The teacher will need to sign up for a free GoNoodle account prior to watching the video.

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