Love this idea! What's the number? Kids ask questions like Is the number greater than/less than....? Is the number between ___ and ___? Is the number in the tens place ____? etc. No two questions in a row can make the same comparison. Or students may ask in number sentences- - Is the number 5+1?
Math Coach's Corner: Comparing Numbers. The ones, tens, hundreds structure and the relationship between digits in each place sets the stage for all work that students will do with larger numbers and decimals.