Greater Than, Less Than, Equal To Symbols

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I made these for Robbie last night after watching him play on Time4Learning before bed. He grasps the concept of more and less, but isn't familiar with some alternative terms (greater than, fewer, etc.). As I was thinking about how to introduce these terms, I thought I'd also make a way for him to become familiar with the mathematic symbols for these terms.

math symbols

These can be used with concrete manipulatives, dice, flash cards, playing cards, my math cards (shown) or anything else you can think of! I also made him some new cards out of unruled index cards and construction stickers.

As you can see, I cut craft sticks and glued them to make the symbols. I simply colored them with markers (which actually gives them a nice stained effect since it isn't opaque) to make them stand out.
math symbols

math symbols

6 comments:

  1. oo great idea! I love things that are easy to make and a great learning tool! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this simple yet inspired idea.

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  3. Oh! I forgot to introduce the equal sign! Great activities! Love how you mixed it up!

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  4. Great idea to use craft sticks for the symbols!

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