3 - Fair Trade Numbers
In this lesson the class uses the symbols < and > to order numbers and phrases about Fairtrade.
This lesson plan provides opportunity for skills-development in Maths and links to non-statutory programmes of study in Citizenship.
To understand relative number sizes using the '<' and '>' symbols
Children have used < and > to order numbers.
Number signs for starter.
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Prepare 3 or 4 appropriate pairs of numbers for the class and copies of the '<' and '>' symbols. Ask for 3 volunteers and distribute two numbers and a symbol. Ask the class to decide which number is greater than or less than the other and tell the volunteers where to stand in order to make the sentence true.
All of the sentences on the worksheet are true. Pupils use the '>' (greater than) and the '<' (less than) symbols to make the number sentences on the worksheet true.
Are pupils surprised by any of the figures? Which ones? What do the statistics tell us about the importance of Fairtrade in the world?