Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

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Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

The Equal, Less, and Greater than math activity is one that can be used for a number of different levels. It can be a fun way to refresh knowledge before the beginning of the school year, and it works well any time during the school year, too. You can also use it as a way to check and reinforce your child’s understanding of numbers before kindergarten.

Greater Than, Less Than Alligator Math

My own kids enjoyed using the alligator concept to learn about equal to, greater than, and less than. If you use hands-on materials such as pom-poms or the Matic Cards, it can easily be used with preschoolers. I taught my kids that the alligator is starving and always wants to eat the bigger number. His mouth opens toward the bigger number. When the numbers are the same, he can’t decide which one to eat and closes his mouth, which makes the equals sign.

Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

While the “greater than” and “less than” alligator has been around since before I was a kid, a game such as this allows your child to choose what they want to use. For my kids the Matic cards were by far their favorite. Some ideas of manipulatives that can be used:

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You can also find an adorable worksheet packet {FREE} over at The Littlest Scholars.

How to Make Your Greater Than/Less Than Alligators:

To make your Alligators you will need:

  • 2 sheets of green foam
  • 1 sheet white foam
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Googly Eyes

Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

These are super easy to make (just cut and paste) and easily make a fun craft to go along with your math activities. You will need to make at least two – one for greater than and one for less than.

Alligator Math: Equal, Less, and Greater Than Math Game

About Matics:

Matics is a quick paced and fun 2-player game for all ages. The game uses addition, greater than and less than, subtraction, multiplication and numerical logic depending on players’ math skill levels. Your kids will enjoy playing and not even realize that they are learning math facts.

When playing consider the skill level of your child and not just the grade. Children are individuals!

Grade: Pre-K Recognizing numbers and relative value
Grade: K Starting addition
Grades: 1-3 Addition, numerical logic and reasoning, and subtraction
Grades: 2-4 Multiplication
Ages: 5 through Adult FUN and competitive game!

My family has really loved this game and I am sure yours will too!

Alligator Math Books for Kids:

Click the affiliated photos to read a description of each book and take a peak inside.  These are all available for purchase on Amazon.

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