# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Comparing and ordering numbers to 100 (1)

In the Max Maths Year 2 curriculum, students are introduced to the concept of comparing and ordering numbers up to 100. This fundamental mathematical skill is taught through an engaging 'Let's Learn Together' approach, which encourages interactive and collaborative learning. The lesson begins with a simple question to prompt students' thinking: "Which is the bigger number?" This question sets the stage for a practical understanding of numerical value and place value, specifically focusing on the tens place as a starting point for comparison.

Using clear examples, the lesson demonstrates that the number with more tens is larger. For instance, it shows that 7 tens (as in the number 73) is greater than 5 tens (as in the number 58), thereby concluding that 73 is bigger than 58. Visual aids, such as representations of tens, help students to grasp this concept easily. They are encouraged to first count the tens to determine which number is bigger. This methodical approach to comparing numbers not only builds a strong foundation in number sense but also prepares students for more complex mathematical concepts in the future.