These can be used for counting or comparing more, less, and same. They can be used with any manipulatives; for example, the colored bear counters, dino counters, farm animal counters, Unifix cubes, etc. Children count aloud verbally as they place each math counter on each dot. They use these when they are beginning to learn counting to help them place the correct amount of math counters on the card.
For learning more, less, and same, have children use two different colored sets of cards, for example, red and blue. Pull a card from each stack, count out the manipulatives on each card, and compare the two sets to see which has the most or least or same amount.