Compare the expressions. Pick the symbol that is
missing. Five times six is greater than,
equal to, or less than six times five.
The left array is five units tall
times six units wide. The right array is six units tall
times five units wide. One way we can evaluate these
expressions is find out how many squares are in each array. So let’s count them.
There are 30 cubes total on the
left. Now we can total the right
side. There are also 30 square units on
the right. This illustrates something
important about five times six and six times five. They are equal. Five times six is equal to six