This worksheet is about ordering positive and negative numbers.
Think of a number line.
As you move to the left of a horizontal number line, the numbers get smaller.
Remember that:
< means "is smaller than"
> means "is bigger than"
So...
5 > 10
53 < 53
53 < 50
Example 1
Choose < or > to place between these pairs of numbers.
201 

163 
Answer
201 is positive.
163 is negative.
Positive numbers are always bigger than negative numbers.
So 201 is bigger than 163.
201 

163 
Example 2
Choose < or > to place between these pairs of numbers.
201 

163 
Answer
201 is negative.
163 is negative.
Which is further to the left on the number line?
201 is more negative, so it is smaller than 163.
So 201 is smaller than 163.
201 

163 