Students must decide which statements are true or false.
5 tens + 27 ones > 81
300 + 40 + 3 = 343
1 hundred + 4 tens > 104
8 tens + 5 hundreds < 820
They practice place value and using comparison symbols. I don't teach any "tricks" for these symbols, and 2nd graders do just fine with it.
> means "is greater than"
< means "is less than"
= means "is the same as" (equal)
This is posted in the room. To test if the statement makes sense kids would "read" 218 < 409 like so: 218 [is less than] 409 and think about if that is true or not.
Page 1: Each section has a set of 4 statements where only one statement is false.
Page 2: Each section has a set of 4 statements where only one statement is true.
This activity is done in my 2nd grade class to address the common core standards involving comparing numbers and place value, and it promotes critical thinking!