Why Lesson Planet?
For classes that have mastered the concepts of more and less, here's a clever way to teach the symbols for greater than, less than, and equal to. Learners compare two numerals, deciding which is greater and which is smaller. They place one dot next to the smaller number, and two dots (oriented vertically) next to the larger number. They then connect the dots with lines to create the symbols for greater than or less than. Example attached.