Y3 Maths

Comparing Numbers Lesson

This Year 3 Comparing Numbers lesson covers the prior learning of representing, comparing and ordering 2-digit numbers, before moving onto the main skill of using the greater than, less than and equals symbols to compare 3-digit numbers.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

National Curriculum Objectives
Mathematics Year 3: (3N2a) Compare and order numbers up to 1000
Mathematics Year 3: (3N2a) Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
Mathematics Year 3: (3N3) Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
Mathematics Year 3: (3N4) Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This Year 3 Comparing Numbers lesson covers the prior learning of representing, comparing and ordering 2-digit numbers, before moving onto the main skill of using the greater than, less than and equals symbols to compare 3-digit numbers.

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Video Tutorial

In this Comparing Numbers Video Tutorial, Katie uses the inequality symbols, greater than > and less than <, to compare numbers with 2 digits.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of representing, comparing and ordering 2-digit numbers, before moving onto the main skill of comparing numbers. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Compare Numbers to 1,000 Video Tutorial, Aaron shows pupils how to compare numbers using inequality symbols.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of comparing numbers.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 3 Compare Numbers activity checks pupils’ understanding of comparing 3-digit numbers using different methods.

4 Extension

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Extension

Extension

This comparing numbers extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the comparing numbers lesson.