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Examples, solutions, and videos to help Grade 4 students learn how to compare numbers based on meanings of the digits, using >,<, or = to record the comparison.

Common Core Standards: 4.NBT.2

NYS Math Module 1 Grade 4 Lesson 5

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Lesson 5 Concept Development
Problem 1: Comparing two numbers with the same largest unit.
Problem 3: Comparing values of multiple numbers using a place value chart.
Problem 4: Comparing numbers in different number forms.
Display: Compare 700,000 + 30,000 + 20 + 8 and 735,008

Compare
3,010 ____ 2,040
43,021 ____ 45,302
909,013 ____ 90,013

Lesson 5 Problem Set
Compare numbers based on meanings of the digits using less than, greater than, or equal to, to record the comparison. 

  1. Label the units in the place value chart. Draw place value disks to represent each number in the place value chart. Use <, >, or = to compare the two numbers. Write the correct symbol in the circle.
    a. 600,015 ____ 60,015
    b. 409,004 ____ 440,002
  2. Compare the two numbers by using the symbols <, >, and =. Write the correct symbol in the circle.
    a. 342,001 ____ 94,981
    b. 500,000 + 80,000 + 9,000 + 100 ____ five hundred eight thousand, nine hundred one
    c. 9 hundred thousands 8 thousands 9 hundreds 3 tens ____ 908,930
    d. 9 hundreds 5 ten thousands 9 ones ____ 6 ten thousands 5 hundreds 9 ones.
  3. Use the information in the chart below to list the height in feet of each mountain from least to greatest. Then name the mountain that has the lowest elevation in feet.



Lesson 5 Homework

  1. Label the units in the place value chart. Draw place value disks to represent each number in the place value chart. Use <, >, or = to compare the two numbers. Write the correct symbol in the circle.
    b. 210,005 ___ 220,005
  2. Compare the two numbers by using the symbols <, >, and =. Write the correct symbol in the circle.
  3. Use the information in the chart below to list the height in feet of each skyscraper from least to greatest. Then name the tallest skyscraper.
  4. Arrange these numbers from least to greatest:
    7,550
    5,070
    750
    5,007
    7,505
  5. Arrange these numbers from greatest to least:
    426,000
    406,200
    640,020
    46,600
  6. The area of the 50 states can be measured in square miles (sq. miles).
    California is 158,648 sq. miles. Nevada is 110,567 sq. miles. Arizona is 114,007 sq. miles. Texas is 266,874 sq. miles. Montana is 147,047 sq. miles, and Alaska is 587,878 sq. miles.
    Arrange the states listed by area from least to greatest.


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