I realized some of my fifth grade students were having difficulty understanding greater and less than. I created this awesome alligator for them. After all, we are in South Florida which is Gator Country because of the Everglades. My kids adapted to this idea and if I made the symbol instead of using the alligators then one would raise their hand and ask to do it for me. I even went so far as to name them. The boys name is Albert and the girl's name is Alberta. I took it from the Florida Gators.
I realized that I should have put magnets on the back but I used it so much on the document camera and the board that I just wanted to one for both. I ended up laminating both so it would not be ruined.