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

In the Max Maths Year 2 curriculum, students continue to develop their understanding of numbers by learning how to compare and order numbers up to 100. A key lesson within this topic teaches children how to determine which of two numbers is larger when the tens digits are the same. The lesson simplifies this concept by focusing on the ones digits. For example, when comparing two numbers that both have eight tens, such as 87 and 82, students are encouraged to look at the ones digits to decide which number is bigger. Since 7 ones is greater than 2 ones, it is clear that 87 is the larger number. This method helps students to understand that when the tens are equal, the number with more ones is always larger.

The lesson is supported by engaging visual aids and practical exercises found in the workbook (WB), specifically on pages 10 to 17. These resources provide a hands-on approach to learning, allowing children to visually compare the ones digits of numbers to reinforce the concept. The workbook illustrations might show a group of 7 ones alongside a group of 2 ones, making it easy for students to see the difference in quantity and grasp the idea that 87, with its 7 ones, is indeed bigger than 82, which has only 2 ones. This approach to learning helps children to build confidence in their number comparison skills, which are fundamental to their mathematical development.