Alligator, alligator,
In the mood for food,
Alligator, alligator,
Now he’s a hungry dude!
Looks for something on his left, side
Looks for something on his right, side
Alligator wants the biggest meal,
Every day and every night!

What’s the biggest number?
I’ll eat the greatest number,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number,
Yummy yummy yum
Eating numbers is so fun,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number!

Now he’s gonna’ eat the 7,
Because it’s greater than 5!
He’s gonna’ open his mouth for the 7,
He always eats the greater number!

When you use a less than greater than sign to compare numbers, the open or wider side is facing the greater number and the smaller side points to the smaller number, it looks just like the alligators mouth!

Alligator, alligator,
In the mood for food,
Alligator, alligator,
Now he’s a hungry dude!
Looks for something on his left, side
Looks for something on his right, side
Alligator wants the biggest meal,
Every day and every night!

What’s the biggest number?
I’ll eat the greatest number,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number,
Yummy yummy yum
Eating numbers is so fun,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number!

Now he’s gonna’ eat the 30,
Because it’s greater than 25!
He’s gonna’ open his mouth for the 30 ,
He always eats the greater number!

The wide end of the sign faces the greater number 30, and the small side points to the number 25

Alligator, alligator,
In the mood for food,
Alligator, alligator,
Now he’s a hungry dude!
Looks for something on his left, side
Looks for something on his right, side
Alligator wants the biggest meal,
Every day and every night!

What’s the biggest number?
I’ll eat the greatest number,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number,
Yummy yummy yum
Eating numbers is so fun,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number!

Now he’s gonna’ eat the 68,
Because it’s greater than 58!
He’s gonna’ open his mouth for 68,
He always eats the greater number!
(And 68 is greater than 58)

Alligator, alligator,
In the mood for food,
Alligator, alligator,
Now he’s a hungry dude!
Looks for something on his left, side
Looks for something on his right, side
Alligator wants the biggest meal,
Every day and every night!

What’s the biggest number?
I’ll eat the greatest number,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number,
Yummy yummy yum
Eating numbers is so fun,
I’ll open my mouth for the greatest number!

Now he’s gonna’ eat the 99,
Because it’s greater than 3!
He’s gonna’ open his mouth for the 99,
He always eats the greater number!

And 3 is greater than 99
What? It’s not!
No! 99 is greater than 3!

Alligator, alligator,
In the mood for food,
Alligator, alligator,
Now he’s a hungry dude!
Looks for something on his left, side
Looks for something on his right, side
Alligator wants the biggest meal,
Every day and every night!