Thanks to Floating Through First and Teacher Bits and Bobs, two of my most very favorite, worship-worthy teacher blogs!
Find the Mr. Alligator visual here at: Teacher Bits and Bob's Blogstop! The visual is too cute, A was even singing it on her way out to the van!
These two visuals paired together and like magic accurate comparisons start happening. I taught the "is less than" visual first, practiced for a week and then taught the " is greater than visual" so that she would fully understand it depends which way the alligator is facing. Now that she has it down, I flip it over and have her pick a mat, then pick two numbers out of a cup and she gets comparing! Having her pick the mat and numbers makes it more like a game! She even asks to play while she is on reward!
That's all for now!