Alligator Eats the BIG Number. Antoinette Mia Pettis. Hi! My name is Ivan and I am 12 years old! I like numbers; do you? . My little brother DeSean, who is 5, does not like numbers. He doesn’t know how to compare numbers. Can you help him?.
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Antoinette Mia Pettis
Hi! My name is Ivan and I am 12 years old! I like numbers; do you?
My little brother DeSean, who is 5, does not like numbers. He doesn’t know how to compare numbers. Can you help him?
DeSean really likes Alligators! So I was thinking we could use Alligators to help him compare numbers.
< This is the less than sign. could use Alligators to help him compare numbers.
> This is the greater than sign.
= This is the equal to sign.
See how the < and > look like an Alligator’s mouth?
3 < 9
See how the sign faces the BIG NUMBER.
To help us remember which way the signs face we will use the saying “Alligator eats the BIG NUMBER!”
Let’s do a few problems together to see if you and DeSean understand.
2 ___ 8 DeSean understand.
Which sign do we use?
2 < 8 DeSean understand.
Right! We do use the Less than sign because the Alligator eats the BIG NUMBER!
9 ____ 1 DeSean understand.
What do we use now?
9 > 1 DeSean understand.
Yes! You got it. We use the greater than sign because…the Alligator eats the BIG NUMBER!
6 ____ 6 DeSean understand.
What about these two numbers?
6 = 6 DeSean understand.
Great job. We use the equal to sign because the numbers are the SAME.
I think DeSean understands comparisons now. Thank you so much for helping!