Now, we need to get comfortable with comparing these signed numbers and knowing which is greater.

You did this a lot with positive numbers...  Remember "less than" and "greater than?"

Remember that, on a number line, the bigger number is on the right side!

To do these, just find both numbers on a number line and see which one wins.

8/3__2    number line with 2 and 8/3 highlighted    8/3 > 2

Do these for review:

Fill in the blanks (on paper) with < or >.  Remember that the symbol is the mouth  of a hungry crocodile and it wants to eat the bigger number!

5__3    3/2__1    11/2__.25    2__10    .29__0    10/3__15/3