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Who has fewer stamps, Mason Or
Madison?

Looks like both these children have
been collecting stamps, doesn’t it? Because we can see two groups. Mason has been collecting blue
stamps, and Madison has a collection of purple stamps. And our question asks us, who has
fewer stamps? In other words, which group is
smaller, Mason’s group or Madison’s group?

Now, there are some things the same
about these groups of stamps. Can you spot what they are? Firstly, we can see that all the
stamps are the same size. This might help us compare the
groups. And there’s also something
interesting about the way these stamps have been arranged. We can see a longer line of stamps
and then a shorter one in both groups. We can also see that the stamps in
the groups have been lined up.

Let’s just count how many stamps
there are in the first long line. One, two, three, four. Can you see how all these stamps
are lined up with each other? Makes it a lot easier to compare
them, doesn’t it? Five, six, seven, eight, nine,
10. Did you guess that each group had a
row of 10 on the top? So we can see a row of 10 but then
some more. How many more blue stamps are
there? There are one, two more than
10. And how many more purple
stamps? One, two. This is now the same as the blue
stamps, isn’t it? But look, we’ve got some more to
count. Three, four, five, six more than
10. I think we know who has fewer
stamps, don’t we?

Both groups of stamps show a row of
10 and then some more. Mason has two more than 10, but
Madison has six more than 10. So we can see there are less blue
stamps than purple stamps. The person who has fewer stamps is
Mason.