# Greater Than and Less Than with Mia the Math Magician

Posted in First Grade, Greater Than and Less Than, Kindergarten, Mathematics, Mia the Math Magician on March 31, 2012

### Mia the Math Magician

Mia the Math Magician has a special skill – she is a **wizard** with **mathematics**!

### Greater than and less than

**Greater than** (also known as **more than**) and **less than** are two essential skills to learn on the road to becoming a Math Magician. Also important is **equal to**, a concept that Mia the Math Magician will teach in a future lesson!

Teach your children or students the concepts of greater than and less than, and then have them fill out these two free worksheets to help them to really understand the concepts. It might also be fun to play more than or less than games with your kids with items you have around the house – balls, toys, coins, or buttons. Create two piles of objects, one greater than the other, and ask which pile is *greater than* the other pile? Then ask, which pile is *less than* the other pile? Your children will soon understand that, unless the piles are of equal size, when one group of objects is *greater than* another group, that other group is *less than* the first group.

### Kindergarten Common Core Standards for Mathematics

This lesson falls under standard **K.CC.6** for kindergarten common core mathematics skills:

Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.