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The ideas in this place value lesson are taken from the place value ebook that I sell at MathMammoth.com. Only a few examples of each problem type are shown; you should make more problems of each kind for the student.


Which number is greater?
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Which is more?  Circle the number that is more.

     
            

OR

           
      

3 tens 6 ones
 = 36

6 tens 3 ones
 = 63

         
        

OR

       
       

5 tens 4 ones
 = 54

4 tens 5 ones
 = 45

 
            

OR

           

__ ten __ ones

 = ___

__tens __ ones

 = ___

       
 

OR

  
        

__ tens __ ones

 = ___

__ tens __ ones

 = ___


Study the above pictures.  Do we first compare how many TENS the numbers have or how many ONES the numbers have?

  • Compare first how many ________ the numbers have.
  • If the numbers have the same amount of _______, then compare the ________.

For example,

  • 92 has more TENS than 89.  Therefore 92 is greater than 89.

  • 62 has the same amount of TENS as 66, but it has less ONES than 66. Therefore 62 is less than 66.

The symbol  >  means "greater than", and  <  means "less than".
The open end or open mouth of the symbol ALWAYS points to the bigger number.

For example,

3 < 5

14 > 3

60 > 50

48 < 99

7 < 17

 
You can also use the number line for help.

Since 44 comes before 47 when you read the number line from left to right, 44 < 47.



Example problem types

1.  For each number, draw sticks to represent the tens and dots to represent the ones.  Then write either  <  or  >  in between the two numbers.  

       
       

 

 

 

         
     

 45

  

54

        
         

      

 

 

 34

  

24

   

 

 

 

    

 50

  

54

 77

47

 34

94

 80

68



2.  Find the numbers on the number line and write either  <  or  >. 

[number line available in the ebook]

 

80   <  88

90      88

95      85

86      94

 85      91

100      87



3.  Write either  <  or  >  between the two numbers.  You can use the number line to help you in a.

[Number line available in the ebook]

a.

50   <  55

57      73

65      46

d.

42      24

15      55

53      35

 

4.  Put the numbers in order.

68, 67, 46

___< ___< ___

33, 53, 37

___< ___< ___

23, 31, 56, 32

___< ___< ___< ___

26, 69, 66, 46

___< ___< ___< ___



5.  Compare the expressions and write <, >, or = .

15

   10 + 5          30 + 5    36          70 + 4    80 + 1
     

5 + 20

  30 + 5 70 + 2   70 + 7 80 + 5   8 + 50

 

6.  What are these numbers?  All numbers are less than 100.

a) "I am more than 55 and less than 65.  I have the same amount of ones as 27."
 
e)  "I don't have any whole tens.  If you add five to me, you get a dozen."
 

The ideas in this place value lesson are taken from the place value ebook that I sell at MathMammoth.com. Only a few examples of each problem type are shown; you should make more problems of each kind for the student.

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