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Comparing Multi-Digit Numbers

4.NBT.2
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Grade 4 Base Ten - 4.NBT.2

How to compare Multi-Digit Numbers? When studying number systems, a comparison between two numbers is an important concept. A lot of kids struggle to determine which number is greater or lower in value. The concept of "greater-than" and "lesser-than" help in the basic addition and subtraction problems. When solving subtraction sums, the position of the number plays an essential role. When you subtract the lesser number from the greater number, you get a positive integer as the answer. When you subtract a greater number from a smaller number, you get a negative integer as the answer. There are a variety of different ways you can learn to compare two numbers. Identifying Place Values When you must compare two multi-digit numbers which do not have an equal number of digits in it, things are very simple. You have to count the number of digits, and the one with higher place values in it is the greater number. Example; which number is greater? 456 or 8736 You can count the digits, 456 has three digits, while 8736 has four digits. Here is how you can identify the place values. The number 8736 has the highest place value of a thousand, while the highest place value in 456 is hundreds. It is an indication that the number 8736 is greater than the other number as it is in the thousands. If the two numbers you are comparing have the equal number of digits, you need to carry out a comparison of the place values. Consider two multi-digit number systems. 8736, 7421; Start comparing from the highest place value. If the first digit of both numbers is different, you need to look for the bigger number. In this case, 8 is a greater number than 7, which makes 8736 the bigger number. If the first digits of both these numbers were to be the same, you would have to continue the next place value, so on and so forth! These worksheets show students how to compare numbers that have more than one digit.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons






Homework Sheets

1. We give you integer, you give us the number name, expanded form, and place values. 2. Compare the underlined place value. 3. Name just the place value.

  • Homework 1 - Write each number a) as a number name. b) in expanded form. c) as a number of hundreds, tens, and ones.
  • Homework 2 - Compare the underlined values by writing the symbols >, <, or =.
  • Homework 3 - Write the place value of the underlined digit.



Practice Worksheets

Everything that you will find in the homework wrapped into one nicely neat package.

  • Practice 1 - Convert the number that you are given to the form that is called for in each case.
  • Practice 2 - Find the final value of the following problem.
  • Practice 3 - It's all about place.



Math Skill Quizzes

You might find yourself work hard on these.

  • Quiz 1 - Very well spaced out questions for students.
  • Quiz 2 - Convert a number of hundreds, tens, and ones.
  • Quiz 3 - You can handle this in one quick swoop.