# Lesson 16

Escribamos comparaciones con símbolos

### Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to compare numbers based on the value of the tens and ones digits and read and write comparisons using <, >, or =.

### Lesson Narrative

In this lesson, students use the symbols they learned in the previous lesson to write comparison statements. In the first activity, students play a game in which they make the greatest number possible by strategically placing digits in the tens place or ones place. In the second activity, students make comparison statements true using <, >, or =. Students are encouraged to read each comparison statement that they write. As students create and compare two-digit numbers and use symbols to record the results of their comparisons, they look for and make use of the structure of two-digit numbers and attend to precision (MP6, MP7).

• Action and Expression
• MLR8

### Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

• Read and write comparisons using , or $=$.

### Student Facing

• Usemos símbolos para escribir comparaciones.

### Required Materials

Materials to Gather

Materials to Copy

• Greatest of Them All Stage 1 Recording Sheet, Spanish

### Lesson Timeline

 Warm-up 10 min Activity 1 20 min Activity 2 15 min Lesson Synthesis 10 min Cool-down 5 min

### Teacher Reflection Questions

What evidence have students given that they understand the value of tens and ones in two-digit numbers?