Greater Than Less Than Song for Kids | Comparing Numbers by Place Value

Greater Than Less Than Song for Kids | Comparing Numbers by Place Value


432 and 824
The gator eats the one that’s worth more. He looks at the place values from left to
right; eight’s the greatest hundreds place, so
he takes a big bite. The hungry alligator
eats the number that is greater. The number that is least
is never part of his feast. 355 and 332
The gator needs to eat the one with the greater value. He looks at the place values from left to
right; five’s the greatest tens place, so he takes
a big bite. The hungry alligator
eats the number that is greater. The number that is least
is never part of his feast. 145 and 149
The gator needs the greater value on the number line. He looks at the place values from left to
right; Nine’s the greatest ones place, so he takes
a big bite. The hungry alligator
eats the number that is greater. The number that is least
is never part of his feast. Now the numbers are the same on both sides. The gator wants to eat, but he can’t decide. Neither is greater or less; it’s a perfect
tie, so the alligator writes an “equal” sign. The hungry alligator
eats the number that is greater. The number that is least
is never part of his feast. The hungry alligator
eats the number that is greater. The number that is least
is never part of his feast. Hi There, I’m an alligator, so let’s keep this snappy. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you that the greater than symbol goes from big to small and it’s called the “Greater Than” symbol. The less than symbol goes from small to big and it’s called the “Less Than” symbol. The larger number always goes on the open side of the angle. For example, this is read as “Fifty is greater than ten.” And this is read as “Ten is less than fifty.”

Randy Schultz

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