# Compare Numbers 1 to 1000 Worksheets

How to Compare Place Values - When the branch of science, mathematics was discovered, it was difficult to identify the positions of digits in a number. That is when mathematicians came up with place values. It refers to the positions or placement of digits in a number no matter how big or long the number is. It made all sense for the digits to have a place value in order to solve them. It can be defined as the value represented by a digit in a number that is solely based on its position in the number. For example, in a number, 27, here are only positions. It is important to remember that place values are identified starting from the right-hand-side. In this number 7 is at one’s position, while 2 is at tens position. Place value helps in identifying and comparing numbers the positions of digits in numbers through millions and billions of numbers. A place value chart can help you with finding the place value of different numbers.

• ### Basic Lesson

Demonstrates the concept of ordering least to greatest. Place the numbers in order from least to greatest. Look at the numbers below and decide what order they belong in.

• ### Intermediate Lesson

Introduces the use of greater than and less than symbols. Write either ">" or "<" between the numbers to indicate which number is greater. The pointed end will point at the smaller number. The open end will be towards the larger number.

• ### Independent Practice 1

Students order a series of numbers from least to greatest. The answers can be found below. Place the numbers on each line in order from least to greatest.

• ### Independent Practice 2

Students compare numbers using the greater than and less than signs. Write either < or > to indicate which is greatest.

• ### Homework Worksheet

9 problems for students to work on at home. Example problems are provided and explained. Write either ">" or "<" between the numbers to tell which number is greater. You can tell a number is greater, if it has more digits.

• ### Skill Quiz

10 number comparison problems. A math scoring matrix is included.

• ### Homework and Quiz Answer Key

Answers for the homework and quiz.

• ### Lesson and Practice Answer Key

Answers for both lessons and both practice sheets.

#### Quick Card Trick

Split a deck of cards between 2 players. Each child takes a card, places it on her forehead facing out. A dealer then calls out the sum of the cards & the students must name their own cards by subtracting the number they can see from the sum. Face cards = 10.