Comparing Numbers for Class 1 Maths
The student will learn to compare one or two-digit numbers and also get to know about the concept of the bigger and smaller number.
In this learning concept, the students will get to know about
- Compare two numbers
- Bigger and smaller numbers
Each concept is explained to students using examples, and illustrations and a concept map are given at the end to summarize the idea. At the end of page two, printable comparing numbers worksheets with solutions for class 1 maths are attached for students to practice.
We have learned counting numbers. Now we will learn to compare numbers as smaller and bigger numbers.
- Here, we can easily see that number of 10 ice-creams is more than number of 5 ice-creams.
- So, 5 is smaller number and 10 is bigger number.
Bigger and Smaller Numbers
Smaller number: The number which comes before another number is the smaller number among them.
Bigger number: The number which comes after another number is the bigger number among them
Example:Compare 13 and 56.
- Count the numbers from 1 to 56.
- From the number table, we can easily see that number 13 comes before 56. So, 13 is the smallest number.
- 56 is comes after 13, so 56 is biggest number.
We can compare numbers by counting their digits.
One-digit numbers: 1 to 9
Two-digit numbers: 11 to 99
Three-digit numbers: 100
Compare Two Numbers
Comparing one-digit numbers
Comparing one-digit numbers and two-digit numbers
Comparing two-digit numbers
Comparing one-digit/two-digit numbers and the number hundred.
Smaller number: the number comes before
Bigger number: the number comes before
One-digit numbers come before two-digits number. So, while comparing one-digit and two-digit numbers;
Smaller number: One-digit number
Bigger number: Two-digit number
Case 1: From the left side, compare the numbers at first digit.
Smaller number: The number with the smaller first digit is the smaller number.
Bigger number: The number with the bigger first digit is the bigger number.
First digit numbers are 7 and 4, in which 4 is smaller than 7. So:
Smaller number: 47
Bigger number: 78
Here, 47 comes before 78.
Case 2: If the first digits are same, then compare the next digits.
First digits are same the number 5. So, compare the next digits.
second digits are 1 and 9, in which 1 is smaller than 9. So:
Smaller number: 51
Bigger number: 59
Here, 51 comes before 59.
All one-digit and two-digit numbers come before the number 100. So:
Smaller number: One-digit number/ two-digit number.
Bigger number: Number 100.