Do you remember how to compare numbers ?
Write the greater than (\gt) or less than (\lt) symbol in the box to make this number sentence true.
87\, ⬚\, 98
We compare the tens first, then the ones.
The numbers in the place value table are shown:
87 has a smaller tens value than 98, making it the smaller number.
So the complete number sentence is:87\lt 98
To write statements using the greater than (\gt) or less than (\lt) symbol, the symbol should point towards the smaller number.
This video looks at comparing the areas of shapes.
Which shape has the smallest area?
Choose the shape that takes up less space.
The shape in option A is taking up less space than the shape in option B.
The shape that has the smallest area is option A.
Area is the amount of space taken up by a shape or object.
measures, records, compares and estimates areas using square centimetres and square metres