Compare the groups of rods and cubes: 22, the missing symbol, 58. Pick the correct symbol: greater than, less than, or equal to.
We can use a place value chart to help us compare the numbers. We can see the number 22 has two tens rods. So we can write two in the tens place on the chart. There are two cubes, which represents two ones, so we can write that in the ones column on the place value chart. 58 has five tens rods and eight ones. 58 has five tens, which is greater than two tens. 22 is less than 58. The missing symbol is less than.