Today you will be comparing number sentences.
Children compare number sentences within 20 using inequality symbols.
Children may still need to use concrete resources or draw images to help them compare calculations.
They should be encouraged to look at whether it is always necessary to have to work out the answers to calculations in
order to compare them.
What do each of the symbols mean
Do you always have to work out the answers to be able to
compare calculations? Why
Why might Tommy put 8 into the example below?
e.g. 7+1 =___ −2