This lesson is set up to compare whole numbers. Lesson starts off with the objective and the following vocab: number line, greater than, less than, and equal to. It gives directions on HOW to compare whole numbers. Then there is a practice where students pull the <, >, and = signs in between two numbers. There are 8 problems like this. Then the next practice has students put two numbers under the correct headings of <, >, and =. There is a self evaluation at the end. Yes- ready for independent practice. No-come back tot he table for more help.