Comparing 3-Digit Numbers

The worksheets and printable games on this page will help you teach students to compare 3-digit numbers. All activities reinforce the phrases and symbols for "greater than," "less than," and equal to."

Comparing Numbers
In this two-player game, players roll a die to make three-digit numbers. They compare the numbers using <, >, and = symbols.
2nd Grade
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Compare triple-digit numbers using symbols and words.  Also includes word problems.  (example: 765 < 898)
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Cut out the "greater than" and "less than" alligators and glue them in the correct boxes.
2nd Grade
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Another cut and paste activity starring Less Than Alligator and Greater Than Alligator.  In this version, students are also required to write out the answer with words.  These numbers have 3-digits.
1st through 3rd Grades
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There's a cypher key at the top of this printable worksheet. Use it to decipher the pairs of numbers. Then use <, >, and = to compare.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Use symbols and words to compare the values of three-digit numbers.  (example: 444 > 441)
2nd and 3rd Grades
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This printable file has 30 task cards that you can cut apart and use with your students. They can be used for math games, learning centers, classroom scavenger hunts, Scoot games, or small group lessons.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Use these math cards for a variety of lessons, learning centers, and small group instruction.
2nd and 3rd Grades
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Printable, colorful alligator posters for teaching kids about greater than and less than.  Hang them on your classroom wall for reference, or attach magnets to the back and use them on your chalkboard when teaching students about greater than and less than.
1st through 4th Grades
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Ordering Numbers
Cut apart the three-digit number cards and sort them in order from least to greatest. This file includes 5 different card sets.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Students must examine four triple-digit numbers and rewrite them in order, from smallest value to largest value.
1st and 2nd Grades
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Each of the adorable dancing pigs has a 3-digit number.  Cut, sort, and glue the pigs in order from least to greatest.
1st through 3rd Grades
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See also:
Place Value (3-Digit Numbers)

In this section of STW, you can download place value worksheets. Activities include a digits game, a number wheel, PlaceVal mats, task cards, and more.

Special Numbers

When you teach ordering and comparing, try these "Special Number" activity pages. Students will answer place value problems, including questions on comparing and ordering 3-digit numbers.

Number Detective

On these fun worksheets, students use sets of clues to calculate a mystery number.

Comparing and Ordering Numbers

From this index page, you can navigate to worksheets on comparing and ordering numbers for any given number of digits.

Comparing & Ordering
(4-Digit Numbers)

If you're looking for something a little tougher, try the lessons on our "Comparing and Ordering 4-Digit Numbers."

Worksheet Images

Comparing Task Cards (3-Digit)


Ordering 3 Digit Numbers


Comparing Worksheet (3-Digit)