# Compare numbers up to 1000

## Learning focus

Learn how to compare numbers with 3-digits.

The lesson includes:

one learning summary

one quiz

# Learn

In this lesson you will use more than, less than and equal to symbols to compare numbers up to 1000.

## Comparing numbers

We can compare amounts using these mathematical symbols.

Greater than and less than are known as **inequalities**.

= is known as an **equality** and means equal to or the same as.

## Example 1

Jess and JJ each have a jar of sweets.

Can you compare how many sweets they have?

Jess has 234 sweets in her jar and JJ has 175.

Complete the statement below using the symbols >, < or =:

234 ____ 175

Let's compare these numbers using a place value table.

We can see straight away in the first column that 234 has more hundreds than 175 so without looking at the other columns we know:

234 >175

## Example 2

Complete the statement below using the symbols >, < or =:

301 ____ 365

In this example the hundreds are the same so we take a look at the tens next.

301 has less tens than 365 so we can say:

301 < 365

# Practise

## Activity 1

Practise what you have learned with this quiz.

# Play

Play **Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica** to learn more and sharpen your skills on this topic.