Reflection: Complex Tasks Train Track: Ordering Numbers 0-20 Greatest to Least - Section 4: Independent Practice


This lesson was a nice surprise.  I was really prepared for the students to struggle with this concept.  I was really surprised they didn't.  I think they actually did better with greatest to least than they did with least to greatest. 

I pondered why that was.  This should have been a challenging task.  Then I thought back to the lessons I have taught on comparing quantities and numbers.  The students grasped the concept of more or greater more quickly than the concept of less or fewer now.  Even though I know my students do well comparing two numbers now with less, I was delighted to see them apply this knowledge to a more complex task.

The Common Core really gives the opportunity to build a firm foundation of mathematical skills.  It is exciting to see them applying these skills to more difficult concepts.

  Train Tracks-Ordering Numbers 0-20 Least to Greatest
  Complex Tasks: Train Tracks-Ordering Numbers 0-20 Least to Greatest
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Train Track: Ordering Numbers 0-20 Greatest to Least

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 2 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to order three numbers (0-20) from greatest to least.

Big Idea: Students will continue comparing three numbers (0-20) in this lesson. This time, they will be challenged to order them from greatest to least.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Number Comparison, SIOP, ELL, counting
  45 minutes
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