What is the least number?
We use symbols like <, >, and = to compare numbers. The symbol < means that one number is less than the other. The symbol > means that one number is greater than the other.
Comparing and Ordering Numbers
Compare: To look at the differences between two or more numbers. Order: To arrange numbers in ascending or descending order from least to greatest. Number: A mathematical object used to count, label, and measure.
The largest known prime number has 17,425,170 digits. The mathematical symbol for comparing two numbers is '<' (less than) and '>' (greater than). The number 0 is neither positive nor negative; it is neither a prime number nor a composite number.
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What strategies can you use when comparing and ordering numbers?
How can you use <, >, and = to compare and order numbers?
Which strategies do you think are the most effective for comparing and ordering numbers?
Which strategies do you think are the least effective for comparing and ordering numbers?
Brain break: Draw a dinosaur behind the steering wheel of a racing car.
Question: Compare and order the numbers 34, 25, and 12. Clues: • Start by writing the numbers down in a row. • Look for the biggest number and circle it. • Then look for the smallest number and draw an arrow pointing to it. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Work with a partner to compare and order the numbers. Draw a picture to explain your solution. B. Write a sentence to explain your solution in words.
What is the smallest number between 5 and 9?
Which number is greater: 12 or 21?
What symbol can be used to compare two numbers?
What is the next number in the sequence: 3, 6, 9, ___?
Which is the largest value between -1 and -10?
Work together in pairs: What is the greatest number when comparing 8, 4, and 10?