Hungry Alligator


I still remember my Third Grade teacher, Mrs. Imus, teaching my class the bigger than symbol. She explained the symbol as an alligator’s mouth eating the bigger number, and her drawing of the alligator’s teeth chomping the bigger number is forever ingrained in my head.

So, as I was thinking about what kind of worksheet to share, I thought we could all use a little Hungry Alligator action. I used small numbers (1-9) so even the youngest preschooler can participate in this week’s worksheet!

Reposted with permission by Aimée Lowry & Bettijo B. Hirschi from

  • Rai

    You make me remember about good times! In my school my teacher used to put an animal mouth too.