Symbols are used to show how the size of one number compares to another. These symbols are < (less than), > (greater than), = (equals.) |

example, since 2 is smaller than 6 and 6 is larger than 2, we can write: 2 < 6, which says the same as 6 > 2 and of course 6=6 |

Less than

Smaller than

Smaller than

Numbers have an order or arrangement. They can be arrange from least to greatest orfrom greatest to least.Example: If we start with the numbers 10 and 12, the number 11 would come between them, the number 13 would come after them and the number 9 would come before both of them. The order may be ascending (getting larger in value ) or descending (becoming smaller in value ). |

>

Greater than

More than

Bigger than

Larger than

More than

Bigger than

Larger than

≠

or not equal sign

Using a Number Line

Using a Grid

Comparing Units |

Comparing Yards and Feet

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