Step 7: Comparing Numbers Year 2 Place Value Learning Video Clip
Jib the alien needs to go shopping to buy supplies for his meal tonight. Help him to choose the correct items using your knowledge of comparing numbers.
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Discussion points for teachers
- He wants to buy the sack which contains the least number of potatoes. Which one should he choose? Discuss how many potatoes are in each sack using knowledge of tens and ones. Discuss which amount is the smallest.
- Which bag of apples should Jib buy so that he has more apples than potatoes? Discuss how many apples are in each bag using knowledge of tens and ones. Discuss which amount is the greatest.
- Which box of cakes should Jib buy to make sure that the number of cakes is equal to the number of guests? Discuss how many cakes are in each box using knowledge of tens and ones. Discuss what symbol could be used to show equal numbers when writing a comparison statement using numbers (=).
- Help Jib to decide on the order of his items. Discuss the meaning of the words ‘least’ and ‘most’. Discuss how the order of items would look different if the amounts were in ascending or descending order.
- Help Jib to do this by showing him which items should go where in the comparison statement. Discuss the meaning of the inequality symbols in the statement. Discuss how to compare the items using knowledge of tens and ones.
Optional discussion points:
What language can we use to compare numbers?
What else could Jib compare in the supermarket?
National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 2: (2N2b) Compare and order numbers from 0 up to 100; use <, > and = signs
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