Count the carrots. Which group has the greatest
number of carrots?
In the picture, we can see two
groups of carrots. And we know that we need to
compare them because we’re asked, which group has the greatest number of
carrots? In other words, which group has
more carrots than the other one? How are we going to find the
answer? Well, we’re told how to do so
in the first sentence. We’re told to count the
carrots. So, let’s do that. And as we count each number, we
could put a counter on a 10-frame. 10-frames can be a useful way
to help us to compare numbers and to represent them. Let’s begin by counting our
first group of carrots then. We can see one, two, three,
four, five carrots in the first group. If we look at our 10-frame, the
number five is shown by one full row of counters.
Now, how many counters are in
our second group of carrots? One, two, three, four, five,
six. Our second group of carrots
contains six carrots. Look how the number six is
represented on a 10-frame. We have one full row of
counters, just like before, but we also have another counter underneath. Six counters are more than five
counters. This means we know that six
carrots are more than five carrots. Six is more than five. Five is less than six. And so, the group that has the
greatest number of carrots is the one that contains six carrots.