Alligator 1 Less


Alligator, alligator, you look like a mess.
Don’t you wish that you ate 1 less?

You had 29 pizzas!

“I’m tired, my tummy hurts, and I’m feeling kind of blue. 
I wish I gave 1 pizza to you.”

One less than 29…29 – 1 = 28

Alligator, alligator, you look like a mess.
Don’t you wish that you ate 1 less?

That’s still 28 pizzas!

“I’m still tired, and my tummy hurts, and I’m feeling kind of blue. 
I wish I had given 1 more pizza to you.”

One less than 28…28 – 1 = 27

Teaching Tips:

The Pizza-Eating Alligator is a fun character who teaches children concepts of addition, subtraction, greater than, and less than. He appears several times on the We Love Math CD.

Teach children to look down the hundreds chart to find 1 less. This is one example of how we can find patterns in numbers.