# Max Maths, Year 2, Learn together, Comparing and ordering numbers to 100 (4)

In this Year 2 Max Maths exercise, children are encouraged to compare and order numbers up to 100 by focusing on the tens digit. The task asks students to identify the largest and smallest numbers from given sets. To do this, they are taught to compare the tens place of each number, as the tens are different in each set. For instance, '8 tens' is highlighted as being greater than '4 tens' and '6 tens', which leads to the conclusion that 83 is the biggest number in the comparison. Conversely, '4 tens' is noted as being smaller than both '6 tens' and '8 tens', establishing that 48 is the smallest number.

The exercise provides a clear visual representation of the comparison with the 'greater than' symbol (>). This helps to reinforce the concept that numbers with more tens are larger overall. Students are then shown how to count the tens in each set to compare the numbers effectively. Once they understand how to compare the tens, they are able to arrange the numbers from the largest to the smallest. This activity not only helps children grasp the concept of comparing numbers based on their tens value but also sets the foundation for understanding place value and number ordering.