Topic: Whole Number B1.2 – Compare Numbers that Have the Same Units

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Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

3.B1.2 compare and order whole numbers up to and including 1000, in various contexts.

You can compare numbers that have the same units using a place value chart.

Compare 750 km and 315 km.

>  greater than

<  less than

=  equals

1. Write the numbers in the place value chart.

2. Start by comparing the digits in the hundreds place. If the digit is the same, compare the digit in the tens place, then the ones place if needed.

3. Choose the symbol (>, <, =) to complete the answer.

315 km  <  750 km