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

In a Year 2 maths lesson from Max Maths, students are learning how to compare and order numbers up to 100. A key concept introduced is the use of a number line to visually represent and compare numbers. For example, when presented with the numbers 67 and 76, students are asked to identify which number is bigger. By placing both numbers on a number line with increments showing 60, 65, 70, 75, and 80, it becomes clear that 76 is positioned to the right of 67. Since numbers to the right on a number line are greater than those to the left, students can conclude that 76 is the larger number, and this is expressed using the symbol '>' to write 76 > 67.

Furthering their understanding, students then focus on arranging a set of numbers from the largest to the smallest. The numbers 80, 72, and 94 are shown on a number line that includes 70, 75, 80, 85, 90, and 95. By observing the positions of the numbers from right to left, students can determine that 94 is the largest, followed by 80, and then 72 is the smallest. They learn to arrange the numbers in descending order, writing them as 94 > 80 > 72. To reinforce the lesson, students are reminded that the symbol '<' means 'less than' and '>' means 'more than', which are essential tools in comparing and ordering numbers.