The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare numbers based on the value of the tens and ones digits and read and write comparisons using <, >, or =.
In this lesson, students use the symbols they learned in the previous lesson to write comparison statements. In the first activity, students play a game in which they make the greatest number possible by strategically placing digits in the tens place or ones place. In the second activity, students make comparison statements true using <, >, or =. Students are encouraged to read each comparison statement that they write. As students create and compare two-digit numbers and use symbols to record the results of their comparisons, they look for and make use of the structure of two-digit numbers and attend to precision (MP6, MP7).
- Action and Expression
Activity 2: Make the Statement True
- Read and write comparisons using <, >, or =.
- Let’s use symbols to write comparisons.
|Activity 1||20 min|
|Activity 2||15 min|
|Lesson Synthesis||10 min|
Teacher Reflection Questions
What evidence have students given that they understand the value of tens and ones in two-digit numbers?
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