Greater Than Symbol in Math: Examples & Problems


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Complete the following: 4 ___ 10

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1. Follow the instructions of the following: 12 ____ 11


Translate the following mathematical expression into an English sentence.

28 > 15

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To test your knowledge about using the greater than symbol in a given problem, these assessments ask about the difference between greater than and less than symbols and how to convert a mathematical expression into English.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments test your ability to:

  • Chose either a greater than or less than symbol for a given expression
  • Translate a mathematical problem into a spoken statement
  • Understand which mathematical symbol is needed for a true statement

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to know which symbol makes the most sense in an expression
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as greater than and less than
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions that require translating mathematical expressions into English

Additional Learning

Understand this concept better by reading the lesson called Greater Than Symbol in Math: Examples & Problems. This lesson also includes the following objectives:

  • Learn to translate mathematical expressions into English statements
  • Know how these symbols can be used to find the range
  • Use the concept of an alligator mouth to distinguish between greater than and less than