**A coin's worth cannot be determined by looking at color or size.**** **

**Example: A dime has more value than a nickle, even though the dime is smaller.**

**Symbols**

**Symbols can be used to represent value.**

**< represents less than**

**> represents greater than**

**= represents equal to**

**These symbols are placed in between two objects or numbers.**

**Example:**** ** >

**This number sentence says that a quarter is greater than a nickel.**

****An easy way to remember how to use the correct symbol is to visualize the symbols < and > as alligator mouths, and the alligator always wants to eat the biggest object or number!**

Use the symbols <, >, and = to complete the number sentence.