# Comparing Numbers

This lesson is about comparing numbers. Students will have a worksheet where they will tell if the numbers are greater, smaller, or equal.

This lesson is for third through fifth grade students. It can also be used for special education students.

First, you will copy the worksheet so that each student will have a copy.

Then, you will write the following examples on the board so the students will know what to do on their worksheets.

Examples: Which one is smaller? 255, 256, 268, 259

The answer is 255.

Examples: Which one is larger? 255, 268, 629, 628

The answer is 629 is larger.
After that, you will pass out the worksheets for them to work on them independently.

Worksheet - Comparing Numbers

Part One - Locating the Smallest Number

Directions - Circle the number that is the smallest in each group.

1. 256 625 255 325 326

2. 225 226 252 232 227

3. 667 668 266 652 653

4. 545 554 553 665 666

5. 662 662 663 632 623

6. 555 555 523 554 553

7. 655 765 652 775 654

8. 786 788 792 778 770

9. 770 772 773 774 778

10. 877 888 899 898 997

Part Two - Locating the Largest Number

Directions - Circle the largest number in each group

1. 234 345 456 657 765

2. 444 555 333 434 425

3. 446 878 888 898 586

4. 463 572 764 858 859

5. 575 753 745 754 755

6. 838 858 835 828 888

7. 887 888 988 987 977

8. 972 973 997 998 974

9. 576 675 676 757 767

10. 676 666 678 679 677

Each one is worth five points for a total of 100 points.

100 to 90 = A

89 to 80 = B

79 to 70 = C

69 to 60 = D

Below 60 = F

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