# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Comparing and ordering numbers to 100

In the 'Max Maths, Year 2' curriculum, students are introduced to the concept of comparing and ordering numbers up to 100. This fundamental skill is taught through a 'Learn together' approach, where children are encouraged to engage with the concept interactively. One of the key lessons involves understanding which of two given numbers is larger. The process starts by comparing the tens place of each number, as this is the most significant digit when dealing with two-digit numbers. For example, students learn that 7 tens (70) is greater than 5 tens (50), and therefore, they can deduce that 73 is a bigger number than 58.

The lesson is designed to be clear and accessible, with visual aids that help students identify and count the tens in each number. By focusing on the tens first, children can easily compare the two numbers without getting overwhelmed by the units. This methodical approach helps students build a strong foundation in number sense, which is crucial for their future mathematical learning. The lesson reinforces the concept that by comparing the tens, they can quickly determine the larger of two numbers before moving on to consider the units if necessary.