More and Less Handfuls

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Working as a pair, two kindergartners will sit at a table and will pick two handfuls of counters. They will combine their individual handfuls into one, and count their own selection. They will then draw and record their count on a record worksheet (not provided but see the set-up section on the lesson plan for details on how to create). Next, they will compare their count to their partner's and record whether their amount is greater than, less than, or equal to their partner's amount. If picking two handfuls is too much, modify by having the pair pick only one handful. Having a number line handy will also help learners see the quantity difference with more ease. This may be hard for your learners at first, but with practice it will become a great activity to enforce the skills of counting, comparing, and writing numbers. 

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