Topic: Whole Numbers B1.2 – Compare Numbers Using a Place Value Chart

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Ontario Curriculum Expectation:

4.B1.2 compare and order whole numbers up to and including 10 000, in various contexts.

You can compare numbers using a place value chart.

Compare 4563 and 4581.

>  greater than

<  less than

=  equals

1. Write the numbers in the place value chart.

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

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

4563 < 4581