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An equation is a mathematical statement, in symbols, that
two things are the same (or equivalent). Equations are written
with an equal sign, as in   
 2 + 3 = 5
Number Sentence
Things you must now
An inequality is a statement about the relative size or order of two
objects. Could be
greater than or less than
Example:  4 x 4 < 20
This inequality says 4 times 4 is less than < 20
Equation and inequality are number sentence
Example: 2 + 3 = 5       4 x 4 < 20    These are all number
sentence.  
Some number sentence will ask you to find missing numbers
12 + ? > 30  what is the missing number
A. 13        B. 15           C. 20
the missing number in this number sentence is -
c. 20
Number sentence can be true or not true
Example: 4 + 6 = 8   This number sentence is not
true,because 4 plus 6  equal  10 not 8
Number sentence can be greater than or less than
not equal to
If John has three apples. He gives two apples to Jane. Write
a number sentence for this problem. Answer: 3 - 2 = 1
Typical number sentence homework
Jenny has 7 marbles and Kenny has 5.  How many do they
have together? Write a number sentence for this problem.
Answer:  7 + 5 = 12
What numeber is missing to make this number sentence true
237 < 2 __ 8
A O       C2        D3         B1
Answer is D3   238
< (less than sign)
> (greater than sign)
other operation symbols in number sentence
is greater than or equal to
is less than or equal to
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