More Than/Less Than Sort

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

Quick post tonight–it’s Friday!  Here’s a little sorting and comparing activity my 1st grade teachers asked me to make for them.  Assign a target number for students to work with.  For example, if students are using 20 as the target number, they would write 20 in the boxes after More than and Less than.  You can differentiate for you kiddos by choosing different target numbers depending on student readiness.  Students choose number cards and place them on the correct side. You can also use pictorial cards (ten-frames, dots, etc.) for students who need that support.  Click here to grab yours. Have a great weekend!

Need some number cards to use with this?  Check out my School Daze Number Cards to 120 with Activities (paid item) or freebie hundred chart cards past 100 in this post.


    • Donna Boucher

      It’s always my pleasure, Cindy, but I really appreciate your thoughtful comment. 🙂

  1. Cathy Marlow

    I LOVE your stuff (free and on tpt) we have had to use go math and envision but just got permission to run reteach-practice-enrich groups one day a week, do a number sense day, and teach lessons we choose and do so more slowly and deeply. It’s a start!! I teach k and its so exciting to see understandings developing so early even in my lowest kiddos.

  2. Kelly

    I love all your posts. Although I teach grades 4-5, I am able to use some of your material to help those who still need to build understanding.
    In this post, I’m wondering why the “less than 20” isn’t on the left of the “more than 20”. I guess the focus is more on the labels than “left to right”.

    • Donna Boucher

      That’s a valid point, and honestly there was no specific thought process behind the format!

  3. Julie Torchiana

    Can you tell me how to get access to the free number cards? The link above does not give access. I would love to use the number cards for this activity. Thanks so much!
    ~Julie Torchiana

    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks for the heads up! It was an old link. I’ve updated it now.


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