## Reflection: Less Than- Exploring What It Means To Have Less - Section 4: Closing

Having a struggling student share out once he or she has experienced some success can be a powerful experience for that student and other students in the class.  One of my students who has been struggling with comparing groups had the lightbulb come on today.  He still needed support, but was able to repeatedly identify the group with less in our small group today.  I had him go up during our closing and show two groups of color tiles.  He connected the groups and told his peers, "This one has less" as he circled it.  Two of the girls at his table were so excited that he shared (he never wants to talk in front of the group) that they cheered loudly for him.  His face lit up.  This was such a wonderful moment in my class to see a student understanding a concept and feeling accepted by his classmates.

Having a Struggling Student Share
Having a Struggling Student Share

# Less Than- Exploring What It Means To Have Less

Unit 1: Comparing and Sorting Objects
Lesson 14 of 17

## Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups using one to one correspondence is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers. This lesson also introduces a key vocabulary term- less.

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### Christina Yingling-Smith

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