# Greater Than, Less Than

## About the Greater Than, Less Than Lesson

**Summary**

This lesson introduces the concepts of ?greater than?, ?less than?, and ?equal to?.

**Objectives**

• to identify the math symbols for ?greater than?, ?less than?, and ?equal to?;

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to teach and explain the function of each symbol;

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to teach and explain the importance of correct usage of these symbols.

**Suggested Grades**

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

**Excerpt **

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Three important mathematical symbols are: >, <, and =. These symbols are used to discuss the relationship between two numbers or mathematical concepts.
The > symbol means ?greater than?, so the number appearing before it will always be greater than the number appearing after. For example,
? 21 > 7 means that 21 is greater than 7.
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