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Lesson Plan: Harvest (Math - Grade K)

Subject:  Math

Grade: K

Lesson Objective: To compare groups of objects to identify greater than, less than and equal to

Common Core StandardCCSS.MATH.CONTENT.K.CC.C.6- 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.




  • Can you think of a time when you compared groups of objects to see which had more?  (Allow the students to answer.)



  • People compare groups of objects for different reasons.  You might compare two plates of cookies to see which plate has more, you might compare two baskets full of apples to see which has more or you might compare two stacks of books to see which has more.
  • To figure out which group of objects has more, the first thing that we need to do is count.  This tells us how many objects are in each group.
  • After we have counted, we need to figure out the relationship between the two numbers.  For example, you have two plates of cookies.  You count them and figure out that one plate has 4 cookies and the other plate has 6 cookies.  You need to figure out which number is bigger and which is smaller. 
  • To figure out the relationship between two numbers, you can use a number line or you can match the objects.  You can look at a number line and see that the 4 comes before the 6.  This means that 4 is smaller than 6.  You would be able to say that the plate with 4 cookies has less or the plate with 6 cookies has more.
  • You can match objects by lining them up.  You would put all of the cookies in a line on top of each other.  You would see that the line that has 4 cookies is shorter than the line that has 6 cookies, which means that 4 is less than 6.
  • Today, you are going to be comparing groups of objects of figure out which group is great than or less than the other group.
  • I am going to give you a worksheet that has groups of objects.  You are going to match them up to answer the question. 
  • Does anyone have any questions?



  • Who would like to share your answers?  (Allow the students to share.)

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Written by Kimberly Greacen, Education World® Contributing Writer

Kimberly is an educator with extensive experience in curriculum writing and developing instructional materials to align with Common Core State Standards and Bloom's Taxonomy.

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