Next, I introduce the standard and have the students glue those into their journals. Have you seen those standards lists that are in KID FRIENDLY language? I actually like to have the kids do the work (ESPECIALLY in 5th grade) and have them put the standard into their own words! This really is a great measure of their understanding. I also introduce any key academic vocabulary words. For every word I TRY to think of some unique visual or picture, even if it is JUST an alligator mouth. :)
Finally, students use a spinner to assign numbers in this comparing numbers math journal. This gives the students an opportunity to have different numbers than their neighbor and provides a NICE alternative to worksheets. (Also great for those "wandering" eyes!)
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How do you teach comparing and ordering numbers?