Lesson Plan

Lesson: Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To

Information About Myself:


First and Last Name- Ashton Wheeler



Author’s E-mail Address- awheeler7@butlercc.edu



Course Name- ED 222 - Instructional Technology



College- Butler Community College



Current Semester- Spring Semester, 2015



Professor Name- Dr. Shellie Gutierrez, EdD, PhD

Lesson Overview:

Lesson Plan Title

Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To

Essential Question

Did you know alligators know how to do math? Come on, I'll show you!

Content Questions

* Do the students know how to distinguish between greater than, less than, and equal to sign?


* Did the book that I read out loud and the videos on greater than, less than, and equal to help with the activity games and the quizlet?


* Will students be able to do greater than, less than, and equal to with big numbers after the activity assignment is over?


* Did they stay on task with working by themselves on a self paced level?


* Did the technology that we used in class for the activity make the students more excited about doing that activity and making them stay focused?

Lesson Summary

Lesson Summary

First after all the students come into class, get situated, listen to announcements and normal morning routine, read them the book on Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To, the book is called "More or Less" by Stuart J. Murphy and this worksheet story called "Mia, more than, less than, math story" and then pass out the IPad and worksheet. Have the students wait to turn on the IPad until everyone has one, once everyone has one, have the students go to the "QR- Reader app", after the click this app, have the students line up at the smart board and have them scan the QR code. When the scan the QR code, the glog (assignment) to Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To should pull up. Have them wait until everyone is logged onto that assignment page and once everyone is logged on, read the instructions that are on the assignment page and have them follow the numbers in order to accomplish the assignment. When they are finished with the videos, game activities, worksheet and the quizlet, have them raise their hand and go around and record their score. After the scores are recorded, have them AR read. Make sure to walk around and check on the kids continuously while they are working to make sure they are doing okay, to see if they have questions, or to make sure they are staying on task.

Subject Area, Grade Level for Assignment, and Learning Outcomes

What Grade Level and Subject Is This Lesson

This lesson could be used for grades from first to third grade for math!

Learning Outcomes

In order to get something out of these lessons, you will need to listen to me read the books, watch the videos and do the activities. You should do each activity twice!


*First Activity- Do this activity twice. Record under the "First Activity" bullet on the worksheet each question that popped up on the activity. Ex. If the question asked 78 > 66, then write that problem down!


*Second Activity- Do this activity twice. Do what you did in the first activity and write down each question it gave you. When you do the bonus round, record how many coins you got.


*Third Activity- Do this activity twice. Instead of writing down each problem, at the end of the activity it will give you a score and a percent correct. Record the percent you got and the score you got after each round. Try to beat your score from the first round, if you don't, go ahead and do that again!


*After The Activities, It's Quizlet Time- After the activities are finished, you will need to go to the top right hand corner. First do the flashcard, practice round and then do the test. When done with the test, raise your hand and I will come around and record your score.

Lesson Plan for Subsitute Or A Fill In Teacher

Procedures To Teach This Lesson If I Am Gone!

Good Morning! Thank you for covering my class today! I hope you have a great day and the students behave extra well today! The kids will arrive around 7:00am-7:30am and they will go straight to the gym where someone will be reading them a book until about 7:45am when they are able to head to the classrooms, this is the time you should be ready to greet the kids!


*The kids will be all sorts of excited to see you! Have them come in, hang up their coats and backpacks, get out their homework folders from their backpack and have them sit in their assigned seats. When they are in their assigned seats, take role and write down if the student is having cold or hot lunch. These sheets are in the red folder that says "Sub Folder". There will be two copies of the attendance sheet. Fill out both please, one will go to the office and the other is a copy for me! Then send one attendance sheet and the lunch role sheet to the office with Peyton Wheeler and she'll give it to the secretary.


*By the time you're done taking role and you send Peyton with the student role and lunch role, the daily announcements and Pledge Of Allegiance will be coming on, have them listen to the announcements and while they are listening to the announcements, go around and pick up every students homework sheet that they did from night before and put it in the green tray labeled "Homework That Needs Graded", If they don't have the homework sheet, write it down on the back of this sheet along with any other comments or problems that students may have had today!


*When you're done with picking up the homework and the announcements are over, its time to begin math! Have all the students sit in their assigned sheets and have them pull out their headphones that they are supposed to have in their desk. If a student doesn't have a headphones, I have extra in the top right drawer of my desk along with sanitizing wipes which you need to clean the ear buds before and after using them! When they are sitting quietly, pass out the IPads. The IPads are located in the North end corner of the room by the Smart Board. I have the case to the IPads already unlocked for you and I'll lock it up tonight when I get done with the meeting. Don't have the students touch the IPad until you say so and until everyone has an IPad in front of them. When done passing out the IPads, pass out the assignment activity record sheet. This sheet is also located in the red folder that says "Sub Folder". When all those things are passed out, go to my computer that is attached to the projector and turn it on. It will automatically open up to my desktop. On my desk top will be a document that is called "QR-Code", click on that, and then turn on the projector and the QR-Code with pop up on the Smart Board. When everything is passed out and the QR-Code is on the projector, have the kids all open the IPad and find the app called "QR-Reader". Once they are on this app, have one table at a table line up at the Smart Board to can the QR-Code with the QR-Reader. Once the QR-Code is scanned, the assignment sheet will pop up as a glog and that means you're ready to start! However, don't have the students start until everyone has this website pulled up!


*When everyone is pulled up on glog, read them the instructions and tell them to follow the numbers on the glog in order! Then you will read them the books called "More or Less Than and Mia's More Than and Less Than Math Story", after reading the books, they are able to start their assignment. Have them watch each video, do each activity twice and do the instructions for each activity I have listed below. Read them these instructions before starting as well.

In order to get something out of these lessons, you will need to listen to me read the book, watch the videos and do the activities. You should do each activity twice!


*First Activity- Do this activity twice. Record under the "First Activity" bullet on the worksheet each question that popped up on the activity. Ex. If the question asked 78 > 66, then write that problem down!


*Second Activity- Do this activity twice. Do what you did in the first activity and write down each question it gave you. When you do the bonus round, record how many coins you got.


*Third Activity- Do this activity twice. Instead of writing down each problem, at the end of the activity it will give you a score and a percent correct. Record the percent you got and the score you got after each round. Try to beat your score from the first round, if you don't, go ahead and do that again!


*After The Activities, It's Quizlet Time- After the activities are finished, they will need to go to the top right hand corner. First do the flashcard, practice round and then do the test. When done with the test, have them raise their hand and go around and record their score from the quizlet by their name on my copy of the attendance sheet.


*When everyone is done, it is time to AR read. I will discuss with them tomorrow their scores and what they learned from this lesson. Have them get out their AR folders and their book and record in their log what page they are starting on and then they should start reading. While they are reading, go around and initial the box that says "Teachers Initials". When you are doing that, make sure they are reading, that's what the initials are for!


*Thank you again for coming in and helping in my classroom!! If you have any problems, send them to the office or leave their name and I will take care of them when I get back! Again, have a great day!!

Time Needed for Assignment and Preresquisite Skills Needed

Approximate Time Needed:

This assignment will take anywhere from about 45 minutes to one hour! This includes the read aloud book, the three videos, and doing each activity twice and recording their information from the activities along with the quiz-let!

Prerequisite Skills

In order for these students to know what to do and what sign means what they will need to first know the numbers in order and know which number is bigger and which number is smaller or if they are equal, simply by knowing your numbers. We have talked about these signs and Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To the past couple of days, so they should have a good understanding of how to do this activity without any problems. Also, the videos go over Greater Than, Less Than, and Equal To very well and gives great examples and details along with a fun song to listen to!

Technology and Materials Used

Technology Involved

The Smart Board (can be done with a regular board as well), technology apps of the IPad, the IPad itself, a projector to project the QR-Code on the board, Internet Connection in order to get up glog, technology tool glog, and also videos and internet games!

Printed Materials and Supplies

I printed off my own worksheet that I made up so the students can answer what I told them to for each activity and to prove that they are doing the activities!

Internet Resources

The internet resources that I used during this activity was glogster, which is where I attached all my videos that I found along with my websites for the activities and quizlet. Attached below will be the URL's of each website I used!


Video 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6Efzu2slaI

Video 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPaU4VKkYF8

Video 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPqT6JBxKCo


Activity 1: http://www.education.com/games/less-than-greater-than/

Activity 2: http://www.abcya.com/comparing_number_values_jr.htm

Activity 3: http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/BPGreatLessEqualWords2.htm


Quizlet Flashcards: http://quizlet.com/73206711/flashcards

Quizlet Test: http://quizlet.com/73206711/test?mult_choice=on&tf=on&prompt-with=1&limit=15

Other Activities

Since we talked about alligators and how they know how to count and in science we were talking about different animals like mammals, reptiles, amphibians, at the end of the month we are going to take a field trip to the zoo!! Since the alligator was part of the scheme of this lesson, we're going to make shirts to wear to the zoo that says Alligators know how to count on the front of the shirt and on the back of the shirt it will say 23 kids > 1 Teacher. This will be especially fun!

Accomadations for Differentiated Instruction

Special Needs Learner

With a Special Needs Learner doing this lesson, I have a couple ideas in which it will help him/her have fun doing this activity! First, I would have them do each activity twice, but I wouldn't have them do the same activity back to back! Also, I wouldn't have them record their problems twice like the other students would have to do, I would have them record it just the first time they do the activity! Also, if I know that Billy loves dogs, I would try and incorporate the dogs being the main scheme of the activity, rather than an alligator. I would have to make a new lesson, but that's okay!! On the test, I would cut back the questions by a few questions and have them really focus on the questions I give them! Maybe after each round of the activity, I would give Billy a dog sticker for doing a great job. I would walk around the class as well and give random stickers to the kids, but I would give Billy the dog stickers since he loves dogs! Also, while I am walking around the room, I would mostly stay close to Billy just in case he had a question or I needed to help him on something. That way he knows I am right there if he has a question.

Non-Native English Speaker

I would have the kids watch the videos first time in English, the second time in their language, and then the third time in English as well. That way they are hearing more of the English language, but allowing their own language to be heard as well. I would possibly be right there or have the sub with a key of the questions or different examples and numbers in their language, that way if they forget what the English word is, they are able to ask us and we can give them their language of what that word is and then tell them it in English as well.

Gifted Student

For the gifted students, I would have them do the videos twice as well, but when it comes to the activities, I would have them do each activity three times rather than twice and have them record their answers and their problems three times. When it comes to the quizlet, they will need to do the flashcards, just like the other students, they will then need to do the scatter game on quizlet which can be a little challenging and then do test as well. Which, will give the students who aren't as fast more time to finish their required assignments and then this will give the gifted students more learning and practice and a little bit of a challenge with the scatter game as well.

Student Assessment:

Student Assessment!

First, I will see how the students do on the quizlet test from the activity. If they students didn't do that well, then we will take a couple extra days covering the material before we start testing, if they did well, then we will begin testing! I will either have a para or a teacher who doesn't have a class cover my class as I pull the students one by one to be assessed. When I first pull the students, I will simply just talk to them and ask how they liked this assignment and lesson. After talking for a second, they will then need to do the quizlet test again. This quizlet will be 15 questions long and worth 15 points. After they are finished, I will then record their score and start with the next assessment. The next assessment will be a video on Greater Than, Less Than and Equal To but rather than the video telling the students the answer, the video will ask the kids the question and the kids will need to tell me the answer. This will be 15 questions long and worth 10 points. This will be great for an auditory learner or auditory test taker. After the auditory test, I will then do the visual test. I will have many different bouncy balls in which I will be a certain number on one side and another number on the other. I will have a greater than sign and less than sign and an equal to sign in which the students will need to tell me which sign goes with that problem. That problem will have 10 question and will be worth 10 points, which this test will be great for visual learners. For the kinesthetic learner, I will have them make up their own problem with the bouncy balls. They will put a certain amount of bouncy balls on one side and another number of bouncy balls on the other and they will need to tell me what they have set up! This assessment will be worth 10 points and has 10 questions. This assessment is great for the kinesthetic learner. After the assessments are finished I will record their grade based on the rubric listed below. I will then talk with the students about their score and what they thought about the different assessments rather than one big test. Not every test will be this long with the many different assessments, but I will explain since this is my first time using the multiple learners assessments that I wanted to do multiple problems just to see how the students liked it and how I liked it. Based off the rubric, they will be able to know exactly why the got the grade they did!

Rubric for Student Assessment:

Rubric Example for Assessment