In this lesson, students continue to practice comparing, now saying the comparison sentence from left to right. (For example, "18 is less than 21.") First, they order a group of numerals so that they are reading the set from least to greatest and then greatest to least, always reading from left to right. Then, as they compare two quantities or numerals, they place an L below the lesser quantity and a G below the greater quantity. When students read, they simply say the first numeral, the comparison word under the numeral, and then the second numeral. This prepares them for using the symbols in later lessons.