Is eight less than, equal to, or
greater than four?
We’re being asked to compare the
number eight and the number four. We’ve drawn a model which shows
eight beads. And this model shows four. These models help us to see very
easily that eight is more than four. We need to choose one of three
symbols to show that eight is greater than or more than four. This symbol is called less
than. This symbol means equal to. And this symbol means greater
than. We know that eight is more than
four. So the symbol we need to use is
greater than because eight is greater than four.