When comparing numbers, we use the symbols "<" (less than) and ">" (greater than) to show the relationship between two numbers. This helps us understand which number is larger or smaller.

To compare numbers using "less than" and "greater than", we look at the value of each number and determine their relationship.

The symbol "<" is used to compare two numbers. It points to the smaller number and shows that the number on the left is less than the number on the right. For example: 3 < 5 (read as "3 is less than 5")

The symbol ">" is also used to compare two numbers. It points to the larger number and shows that the number on the left is greater than the number on the right. For example: 7 > 4 (read as "7 is greater than 4")

Now let's practice comparing numbers using "less than" and "greater than".

Compare the following numbers: 8 and 12

Answer: 8 < 12 (read as "8 is less than 12")

Compare the following numbers: 15 and 9

Answer: 15 > 9 (read as "15 is greater than 9")

Compare the following numbers: 6 and 6

Answer: 6 is not less than or greater than 6, they are equal

Understanding the concepts of "less than" and "greater than" is important for comparing numbers and making sense of numerical relationships. Practice comparing numbers to become more comfortable with using these symbols.

.Study GuideLess Than, Greater Than Worksheet/Answer key

Less Than, Greater Than Worksheet/Answer key

Less Than, Greater Than Worksheet/Answer key

Less Than, Greater Than

Number and Operations (NCTM)

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

Understand the place-value structure of the base-ten number system and be able to represent and compare whole numbers and decimals.

Use models, benchmarks, and equivalent forms to judge the size of fractions.

Algebra (NCTM)

Use mathematical models to represent and understand quantitative relationships.

Model problem situations with objects and use representations such as graphs, tables, and equations to draw conclusions.