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# Greatest and least word problems with numbers up to 100 grade 2 - Second Grade

## Greatest to least comparing numbers word problems 2nd grade

Greatest and least word problems with numbers up to 100 grade 2 is an exciting resource that will help your kids quickly tell the difference between numbers in terms of greater than, less than, and "equal to."

Therefore with this practice, your little ones can easily determine the value of a number and its relationship with other numbers in the classroom and in real life.

However, to make this greatest to least comparing numbers word problems 2nd grade exciting and easy for kids to understand, we have designed our problems with plenty of fun real-life examples. Besides, the examples in this resource are only limited to numbers within 100. This is so to enable kids to stay focused and work within particular place values.

### Why and how do we compare word problems with numbers up to 100?

Understanding why and how do we compare word problems with numbers up to 100 is a solid foundation for building your kid’s number sense skills in class and in real life.

This relational skill of working with numbers will enable them to easily determine more and fewer, greater than, less than, equal to, and arrange a group of numbers in order.

So, before we begin comparing, we must read the problem carefully to understand it better and determine if we are asked to find a particular number or person, day, month, or year with fewest (least) or highest (more) number.

#### Easiest strategy for comparing numbers up to 100

Below here is the easiest strategy for comparing numbers up to 100.

Since we are comparing numbers up to 100, we must determine if all the numbers consist of 3-digits. If not, the one with the highest number of digits is the largest.

But if all the numbers have equal digits, for instance (H. T. O), then we move to the tens place. Here, the number with more tens is the greatest.

When the digits in the tens place are equal, then the number with more ones is the greatest.

Finally, if all the digits are the same, then the numbers are equal.