# Lesson 5: Comparing Numbers

## Activities

### Activity 1: Would You Rather?

• Would you rather have 10 dollars or 5 dollars?
• Would you rather have 20 friends or 12 friends?
• Would you rather have 10 pieces of broccoli or 7 pieces of broccoli?
Allow your child to ask you similar questions, and explain your responses. Be sure to use the language "less than" and "greater than" in your explanations. For example, you might say, "I would rather have 10 dollars than 5 dollars because 10 is greater than 5."
Materials: More or Less by Stuart J. Murphy
Read More or Less by Stuart J. Murphy. Pose the given questions as you read. After you've read the book once and have gone through the questions with your child, reread it, and ask your child to provide more possible questions that Eddie could have asked in order to guess people's ages. For example, what else could he have asked on p. 13 about the woman's age?
Questions
1. Stop at the bottom of p. 8 and ask your child, "What question would you ask next? Why?"