Video: Comparing Groups of up to 50 Objects with Ten Frames

Anthony has 44 marbles. Daniel has 49 marbles. Pick the correct word to compare the number of marbles. 44 is _ 49. [A] greater than [B] less than [C] equal to. Who has more marbles?

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Anthony has 44 marbles. Daniel has 49 marbles. Pick the correct words to compare the number of marbles. 44 is what 49. Greater than, less than, or equal to? Who has more marbles?

We know that Anthony has 44 marbles. And Daniel has 49. We’re being asked to compare the number of marbles. We could use tens frames to help us compare the two amounts of marbles. We know that Anthony has 44 marbles. Here we have 10 counters, which represent 10 of Anthony’s marbles. Now we have 20, two 10s or 20, 30, 40, and four more makes 44. 44 is four 10s and four ones or four 10s and four more. The number 49 has four 10s, which are 40, and nine more. The tens frames help us to see that both children have 40 marbles and some more. Anthony has 40 plus four. Daniel has 40 plus nine. We know that four is less than nine, which means that 44 is less than 49.

The correct words to compare the number of marbles are less than. 44 is less than 49. Daniel has the most marbles. He has 49 and Anthony has 44.

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