# Math ? < > = ? Greater Than, Less Than, Equals

## About the Math ? < > = ? Greater Than, Less Than, Equals Lesson

**Summary**

The reading may be used individually or in pairs but the concept should be discussed in class and the children should be allowed to experiment with concrete objects before completing the activities.

**Objectives**

• The children will be able to identify the greater than and less than symbols.

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The children will be able to compare numbers using the correct symbols.

**Suggested Grades**

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

**Excerpt **

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The language of math is numbers and symbols. Here are some of the symbols you already know: the addition sign +, the subtraction sign - , the multiplication sign x, and the division sign ?. Today, we are going to look at three more symbols. One you have already used: the equal sign =, and two you may not know yet: the greater than and less than signs > < .
Equals means the same, so the numbers on both sides of the equal sign must be the same amount. For example, all the sums below mean the same.
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