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Compare two three-digit numbers by using <, >, and = symbols to record the results of the comparisons

teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP4
teaches Common Core State Standards CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7
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Big Ideas: Comparing numbers means comparing each place value to determine the larger value. Math symbols can help us compare numbers. Symbols stand for phrases when comparing numbers (< means less than, > means greater than, = means equal to). In this lesson, students draw on their experiences using expanded form and standard form in order to compare numbers. When comparing numbers, the students will be switching the order of the numbers they are comparing in order to pay attention to the symbol more than the numbers. Vocabulary: compare, greater than, less than, equal to
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