Apples To Oranges is a set of hands-on math activities for comparing numbers expressions (addition and subtraction inequalities).


This file includes:


  • Sorting Center - Students pick a card, solve the problems on the apple and orange, and decide which is greater - the apple or the orange. Includes 24 sorting cards, sorting mat, recording sheet, and answer key.


  • Game (2 players) - Players turn over a card and compare apples to oranges. The player whose card has the greater answer gets to keep both cards. When all cards have been played, the person with the most cards wins. Includes 60 games cards (30 apples, 30 oranges).

Both of these activities involve addition and subtraction with single and double-digit numbers. 

Apples to Oranges: Comparing Number Expressions

  • Grade Level

    1 to 2

  • CCSS

    1.0A.C.6, 1.NBT.C.4, 2.0A.B.2, 2.NBT.B.5

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