Comparing and Ordering Integers
Integers are the set of positive whole numbers, their opposites, and zero.
Two numbers that are the same distance from $0$ on a number line, but in opposite directions, are opposites.
Example:
Find the opposite of $3$ .
The opposite of $3$ is $+3$ , or $3$ , because $3$ and $+3$ are each three units from $0$ , but in opposite directions.
You can compare and order integers by graphing. Numbers increase in value from left to right.
Comparing Integers
Compare $5$ and $2$ using $<$ , $>$ , or $=$ .
Since $5$ is to the left of $2$ on the number line , $5<2$ .
Ordering Integers
In golf, the person with the lowest score is the winner. Rank the players at the right by ordering their scores from lowest to highest.
Player 
Score

T.Woods 
$7$

V.Singh 
$4$

E.Els 
$+5$

P.Mickelson 
$3$

R.Goosen 
$+6$

Graph the scores on a number line.
From lowest to highest scores, the players are T.Woods, V.Singh, P.Mickelson, E.Els, and R.Goosen.