Comparing Numbers That Are Less Than 100
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
Grade 2 Base Ten - 2.NBT.4
How to Compare Numbers That Are Less Than 100?
Comparing numbers is one of the building blocks of doing maths efficiently. It helps in other basic operations as well, especially addition, subtraction, etc. Numbers are compared with each other in using symbols of greater than ">," less than "<" and equal to "=." However, for first and second graders, it can be a bit difficult to comprehend it. So to make things simpler follow these rules:
BIG > small
Small < BIG
The small pointer always points to the small number, and then the opening part of the pointer is next to the bigger number. Here are some of the examples of "equals to" "greater than" and "less than."
Equals to: 2 + 2 = 4 or 2a = 10
Less than: 3 < 5 or 19 < 91
Greater than: 9 > 6 or 21 > 12
An easy way to understand the concept of comparing numbers is by using a visual approach. Children are often interested in pictures of animals or flowers. You can put numbers into those pictures on their worksheets to make them learn the concept of comparison. These worksheets help students learn how to compare to integers as equal, greater than, or less than.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- Step-by-step Lesson- Practice
using the symbols <, >, or =.
- Compare and Order
Numbers 1 to 1000 5 Pack- Order the numbers (4) from least to
- Using Math Symbols to Compare
Numbers Worksheet- A nice soft walk through on this skill for
- Less Than Symbols Worksheet-
Find a number from the choices that is less than the given number.
- Working With Math Symbols
Worksheet- We give you visuals and then ask you to convert it
- Guided Lesson
-Use words to compare two numbers, order numbers from least to greatest,
and compare numbers of objects.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- All the symbols are explained in detail. I also share the trick
of just pointing to the smallest number as a way to get it done.
- Practice Worksheet
- A straight forward number comparison for you.
- Matching Worksheet - This one pushes it a bit over a hundred theoretically, but truly there are no more than 6.
I presented these problems in every possible way I could think of.
- Homework 1- When the numbers are not equal, the arrow always points to the smaller number.
- Homework 2- When left hand side number is bigger than the right hand side then we put 'is greater than' (>).
- Homework 3- When right hand side number is bigger than the left hand side then we put 'is less than' (<).
The trick of pointing the arrow to the smaller number comes in handy here.