Alligator, alligator,

In the mood for food,

Looking out for larger numbers,

He’s a hungry dude…

Spies a 7, then an 8,

Gliding through the glade,

Tries to pick which one to eat,

Here’s the choice he made…

8 is always greater,

Each day, each month, each year,

8 is more than 7,

So 7 has no fear…

The alligator’s open mouth,

Wants to eat the 8,

It always goes for bigger numbers,

Because they taste so great!

#### For the less than and greater than symbol,

the open side (the alligator’s mouth)

always points at the larger number!

###### 78

###### 7 < 8

The smaller side always points to the smaller number!