Math: Ordering Numbers

math numberingHave each student label an index card with a whole number, mixed decimal, or fraction. Choose six students to stand in line with their cards so the numbers are ordered from least to greatest. Next, ask one student at a time to join the line, positioning herself correctly, until all students are lined up. Then challenge students to rearrange themselves so their numbers are ordered from greatest to least. Finally, have small groups of students order their cards from least to greatest. To check, have the groups line up one at a time. Then have the class signal thumbs-up or thumbs-down to show whether the lineup is correct.

 

 

Reposted from:  The Mailbox Activities

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About Lucy Salerno

I have been a resident of Fairfield for over 25 years and have 30 years’ teaching experience in California K – 6 schools. I have been a music teacher, band and choral director, elementary teacher in grades K – 6, a district level technology coordinator teaching, and an elementary school administrator. In 2011, my most recent school, Scandia Elementary, on Travis Air Force Base, was awarded the California Distinguished School Award for work and programs implemented under my watch. Because of my broad educational background, I know and understand what is needed in today's difficult educational environment. I have taught writing to children in numerous grades as a core subject as well as integrating writing into other curricula areas. I retired a few years ago from the Travis Unified School District, I love working with children, and am now dedicating my services and skills in support of your children. Through love and patience, I hope to understand a child's needs, meet them where they are, build self-confidence and develop a life-long love of learning.
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