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Greater Than and Less Than
Level 1

This one page worksheet introduces greater than and less than. It uses alligators to help explain it. Students cut out alligator heads and glue the faces to show which number is bigger.

Key concept: Understanding inequalities and their symbols (<, >).



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Comparing Numbers

These one page worksheets cover comparing numbers. Students compare numbers and problems, and then write the word form for each inequality.

Student misunderstanding: Which way does the inequality go? Remind them that the wider part faces towards the greater number.

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Inequality Puzzle - Level 1

This maze worksheet reviews inequalities. Students find the true statements and follow them to help Turkey Eddie get to his feast.

Helpful hint: The maze might look big but if student's think about it, certain problems can be eliminated because they are between two true statements.



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Comparing Decimals

These one page worksheets cover comparing decimals. Students are given two numbers to compare, need to put numbers in order from least to greatest, are given a quick word and standard form review, and have to answer two simple word problems.

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Comparing Fractions

These one page worksheets cover comparing fractions. Students use greater than, less than, and equal to, to compare fractions.

Helpful ideas: Use half to determine the size of fractions. The larger the denominator the smaller the pieces. For example: 4/5 and 4/7 both have 4 pieces but 4/7's pieces are smaller.

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Comparing Fractions - Level 1

This two page worksheet introduces comparing more than two fractions. It uses one-half as a helpful point to separate the fractions and better understand their values. Students first practice using one-half and then write fractions in order from least to greatest.

Key concept: Rather than always finding the common denominator students should better understand a fraction's value.


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Fractions and Number Lines
Level 1

This one page worksheet has students place fractions in the correct location on different number lines. Students can use the other number lines to help place the fractions.

Key concept: Students need to understand the value of fractions and where they are on a number line.


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Stained Glass - Level 2
Comparing Fractions and Decimals

This one page art worksheet covers comparing fractions and decimals. Students circle the greatest amount in each group and then color the related shapes in the picture. Each student chooses their own colors to create a unique art project.

Key concept: Students need to be able to compare fractions and decimals and be able to visualize the size of a number.

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Solving Inequalities - Level 2

This one page, art worksheet reviews solving inequalities. Students solve two inequalities and find the answer they have in common.

Student misunderstanding: Multiplying or dividing each side of an inequality by a negative number reverses the inequality sign. To prove this have students check their answers.


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