teaching resource

Which Is More? Card Game

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 5 pages | Grades: PK - 1

A set of cards for students to practice comparing and ordering numbers up to 20.

Use this fun comparison card game to help students compare and order numbers in a collection up to 20.

These versatile cards contain pictorial representations of numbers 1 through 20 and can be used in a number of engaging ways in the classroom.

Print out these cards on cardstock and cut along the dotted lines to create a set of reusable class cards. Store them in a resealable bag for extra longevity.

How to Play ‘Which Is More?’

There are two ways to play with these task cards as a math center activity:

  • Divide the cards between two students. Each student plays one card and together they determine which card shows a greater number. The person who played that card gets to keep both of the cards. The student with the most cards at the end of the game is the winner.
  •  Alternatively, use these cards as an independent activity. Encourage your student to shuffle the cards up and order them from 1 to 20.

Differentiation for Comparing and Ordering Numbers Using These Cards

  • Scaffold the use of these cards by introducing them in a whole class or small group game. Hold up two cards and encourage your students to choose which is more. Students can count the collections together and decide.
  • Extend students independently by laying out a selection of cards and encouraging them to order the cards from least to greatest or greatest to least.


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