You might be able to tell right away if 8 is greater than 3. But what if you had to compare larger numbers, like 8,302 and 8,238? In this video we'll go over how to compare numbers, no matter how many digits they have. We'll use the math symbols for "greater than" and "less than". We'll even take it a step further, and show you how to order numbers from greatest to least, or from least to greatest!

Compare multi-digit numbers using symbols for "greater than" and "less than"

Place numbers in order from least to greatest, or greatest to least

Standards addressed

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NBT.A.2

Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.