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In the example of the teddy bear counters and the color tiles the child could line the Teddy Bear counters one under each of the tiles and notice that there is one more Teddy Bear than color tiles so 5 is one more than four preparing the way for subtraction. Or the reverse, there is one less tile than there are Teddy Bears 4 is one less than 5. This could be written on an anchor chart for the comparison language. ____ is ___ more than _____;
_____ is ____ less than _____. Important sentence frame for comparison problems.