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

In the Max Maths programme for Year 2, students are encouraged to learn together as they explore the concept of comparing and ordering numbers up to 100. A particular lesson focuses on identifying the biggest and smallest numbers by looking at the tens place. The lesson provides a clear and straightforward approach to comparison: if one number has more tens than another, it is larger, and conversely, if it has fewer tens, it is smaller. For example, '8 tens' is greater than both '4 tens' and '6 tens', leading to the conclusion that 83 is the biggest number in the given sets.

The lesson continues with the process of elimination to find the smallest number. By comparing the tens digits, students can see that '4 tens' is less than both '6 tens' and '8 tens', which means that 48 is the smallest number among the options. The activity reinforces the concept by having students count the tens in each set to determine the order of the numbers. This hands-on approach helps solidify their understanding of numerical order. The lesson culminates with an exercise where the children arrange numbers from the largest to the smallest, providing a practical application of the concepts they have learned.