Mathematicians in the Making: Comparing Numbers to 10 000

Mathematicians in the Making: Comparing Numbers to 10 000

Looking for an engaging way to help your grade 3 students develop their math skills? Look no further than “Comparing Numbers” by I Heart Grade 3!

This interactive activity is designed to help students practice comparing numbers using fun and creative methods. Students will be challenged to explore numbers through their use of sorting scoops of ice cream, including through visuals, hands-on activities, and games.

“Comparing Numbers” is a great way to help students develop a strong foundation in math by helping them understand the relationship between different numbers. They will learn important math concepts such as greater than, less than, and equal to, and will develop their critical thinking skills as they analyze and compare different numbers.

The activity is easy to set up and can be customized to meet the needs of your classroom. Numbers range from units to ten thousands which complements students on IEPs, those that need scaffolding, or those that are confident in their math skills and need a little challenge. It’s also a fun way to introduce students to important math vocabulary and concepts that they will need to succeed in higher grades.


Simply print out the pages you need, laminate, and cut them out. This activity can be used in your classroom throughout the year for those needing a little bit of extra scaffolding or for fast finishers who need a little bit of a challenge.

So if you’re looking for a fun and engaging way to help your grade 3 students develop their math skills, try “Comparing Numbers” by I Heart Grade 3 today!


This file includes:

* base cones for 10s, 100s, 1000s, and 10 000s

* a variety of ice cream scoops of students to recognize the correct and incorrect number comparisons

* all backline masters

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Monica Dunbar

My name is Monica and I am the creator here at I Heart Grade 3. I live in Quebec, Canada. Like you, I wear many hats. I am a mom of three children, a wife, a dog mom, a full time teacher, curriculum creator, published author, figure skating and hockey fan, voracious reader, wine drinker, Tim Hortons fanatic, and afternoon nap time enthusiast!

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