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Comparing Two-Digit Numbers Clash!

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 9 pages | Grades: 1

Practice comparing two-digit numbers with the help of this board game.

Comparing Numbers Board Game

Are you looking for a fun comparing numbers activity? This math game will have students spinning, comparing, and moving their game pieces along the game board while practicing math skills.

To play this game, the first player will move one square forward. The player writes the number on the left side of the math mat. Choose a number card and place it on the right side of the math mat. Spin to choose greater than or less than. Write the symbol in the circle on the math mat. The player compares the number on the board with the number on their card. If the greater than or less than symbol correctly compares the 2 numbers, the player moves forward 3 spaces. If it incorrectly compares the numbers, the player moves forward 1 space. Play continues until the first player reaches the finish line.


Through this activity, students will show they can use their knowledge of place value to compare 2 two-digit numbers.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons. 

In addition to math centers, use this comparing numbers game to enhance learning through guided math groups or as a partner activity.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by providing a number line to help with number comparison. Additionally, provide access to previous assignments, as well as posters and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students who need a bit of a challenge, consider using the editable version and changing the number cards to three-digit numbers.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Cut apart the number cards, game pieces, and spinner. Provide students with a paperclip and pencil to create a spinner. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Kiri Sowers, a teacher in Illinois and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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