Comparing three-digit numbers

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In this lesson you will learn how to compare numbers up to 1000.

The lesson includes:

  • one learning summary slideshow

  • two activity sheets

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We can compare amounts using mathematical symbols. In the pirate-themed pictures, we will be comparing gold coins but you can use the same symbols to compare other amounts and quantities. Can you think of other amounts and quantities that you might compare?

We can compare amounts using mathematical symbols. In the pirate-themed pictures, we will be comparing gold coins but you can use the same symbols to compare other amounts and quantities. Can you think of other amounts and quantities that you might compare?

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Practise

There are lots of fun ways to practise what you have learned. Here are a few activities you could try.

Activity 1

Dice dilemma activity

Roll a dice to generate the digits and fill in the spaces. Make sure you position the digits in the right place to make the number comparisons correct.

Dice dilemma activity

Activity 2

Comparing three-digit numbers activity

Roll the pirate-themed dice and convert the picture using a key. Then place the digit in the hundreds, tens or ones column. The next person takes their turn. When both players complete their numbers, insert the correct comparison symbol in the circle: > < =.

Can you read the comparison sentence?

Comparing three-digit numbers activity

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