This week we would have been exploring place value in our Maths lessons.
In Year 2 we learn to:
Today can you explore comparing numbers?
Now you know what numbers are worth, let’s have a look at comparing numbers.
2 3 3 3
ll … lll …
23 is made up of 2 tens and 3 ones. 33 is made up of 3 tens and 3 ones. Both numbers have 3 ones. I know that 33 is greater than 23 because 3 tens is worth more than 2 tens.
When we compare numbers we use these symbols:
> < =
more than less than equal to
Remember: the alligator’s greedy mouth always eats the larger number.
Write out two sets of number cards 0 – 9. Pick some cards to make two 2 digit numbers. Can you compare these numbers using the correct symbol > < =?
You could even design your own crocodiles to represent ‘more than’ and ‘less than’.
Check out this video: