In math, "greater than" is a comparison between two numbers to determine which number is larger.

The symbol used to represent "greater than" is >. For example, 5 > 3 means "5 is greater than 3."

When comparing two numbers, if the number on the left is larger than the number on the right, then the statement is true. If the number on the left is smaller, then the statement is false.

For example:

- 3 > 2 is true because 3 is greater than 2.
- 8 > 10 is false because 8 is not greater than 10.

It is important to remember the open end of the symbol always points to the larger number.

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Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Develop understanding of the relative position and magnitude of whole numbers and of ordinal and cardinal numbers and their connections.

Grade 1 Curriculum Focal Points (NCTM)

Number and Operations: Developing an understanding of whole number relationships, including grouping in tens and ones

Children compare and order whole numbers (at least to 100) to develop an understanding of and solve problems involving the relative sizes of these numbers. They think of whole numbers between 10 and 100 in terms of groups of tens and ones (especially recognizing the numbers 11 to 19 as 1 group of ten and particular numbers of ones). They understand the sequential order of the counting numbers and their relative magnitudes and represent numbers on a number line.