# Identify the Greater or Smaller Number

In this worksheet, students will place either the < symbol or the > symbol between two given numbers to make the statement correct.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Number: Number and Place Value

Curriculum subtopic:   Order/Compare Numbers to 1000

Difficulty level:

#### Worksheet Overview

In this activity, we will choose which symbol to put between two given numbers to make the statement correct.

The choice is between < which means "less than" or > which means "greater than".

Example

Put the right symbol > or < between the two numbers.

743 542

743   >   542

Compare the numbers in the hundreds place. 700 is greater than 500.

If you find it hard to remember which way the symbol goes, imagine it as a hungry crocodile's mouth! The crocodile has a large open mouth and since he is always hungry, he will always try to gobble up the larger of the two numbers!

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