1st Grade - Greater Or Less Than

 
     
 
     
 
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Greater or Less Than
Compare and order whole numbers to 100 using the symbols andlt;, andgt;, =
Your child will understand how to compare and order whole numbers from 1 to 100 using the symbols greater than (>), less than (<) and equal to (=).
 

Sample Problems

(1)

Which number is greater, 35 or 53?

(2)

Which number is less 76 or 67?

(3)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

3 tens and 1 one is ________ 31. A) < B) > C) =

(4)

Is 81 less than or greater than 18?

(5)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

1 ten and 6 ones is __________ 61 A) > B) < C) =

Learning Tips

(1)

On a daily basis and/or as much as possible, use the terms greater than, less than and equal to. Hearing these terms in everyday situations will help your child internalize these concepts. For example, at the grocery store, you can discuss greater than, less than and equal to in terms of the number of fruits and vegetables in the produce section. Another example at the store would be in discussing prices of items. Point out when items are more or less expensive than a comparable item.

(2)

Use everyday kitchen items to teach real life application of these concepts. For example, do we have more forks or spoons, or are they equal to each other. This can be done with kitchen utensils, cups, plates, etc. Additionally, some food items such as uncooked rice and beans make excellent math manipulatives to teach these concepts.

(3)

Create an alligator hand puppet that you use with your child. The alligator is always hungry, so he eats the bigger number. This will help your child understand the difference between the greater than symbol (>) and the less than (<) symbol.

(4)

Use tens and ones cubes to demonstrate the value differences in similar numbers such as 15 and 51. Showing your child these numbers using cubes will provide tangible learning experiences that will help him/her internalize this concept.

(5)

Go to the children’s section of any library or bookstore. Ask for books on math. There are ample books on the subject of greater than, less than and equal to that will provide a language rich opportunity to help your child learn these concepts.

Extra Help Problems

(1)

Which number is greater, 19 or 91?

(2)

Which number is less, 43 or 34?

(3)

Which number is greater, 23 or 32?

(4)

Which number is less, 62 or 26?

(5)

Which number is greater, 87 or 78?

(6)

Which number is less, 91 or 19?

(7)

Which number is greater, 45 or 54?

(8)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

2 tens and 6 ones is __________ 26 A) > B) < C) =

(9)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

1 ten and 7 ones is __________ 71 A) < B) = C) >

(10)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

9 tens and 4 ones is __________ 49 A) = B) < C) >

(11)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

6 tens and 0 ones is __________ 6 A) > B) < C) =

(12)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

12 ________ 21

(13)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

45 _______ 44

(14)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

99 _______ 99

(15)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

82 __________ 28

(16)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

70 __________ 80

(17)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

43 __________ 34

(18)

Fill in the correct symbol (<, >, =) to make the following sentence true:

14 _________ 14

(19)

Write numbers 1 – 100 in ascending order.

(20)

Write numbers 100 – 1 in descending order.

(21)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

7 tens and 2 ones is __________ 27 A) > B) < C) =

(22)

Select the answer choice from those given below:

9 tens and 1 one is __________ 91 A) > B) < C) =

(23)

Which number is less, 89 or 98?

(24)

Which number is greater, 21 or 12?

(25)

Which number is less, 56 or 65?

 

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