To compare and order numbers, you'll need to know what size they are.
If you have played our first set of quizzes on Compare and Order Numbers (the easy ones!), make sure you get full marks before playing this second set of 11plus Maths quizzes on comparing numbers. See how you do on this one!
Not only will you be learning new words (or terms) relating to maths, there are also mathematical symbols that you will need to be familiar with. Ensure that you fully understand the terminology in this quiz as it will really help in your Maths lessons at school.
Remember to read the questions carefully and look at all four options before making your choice. Above all, have fun!














4 comes after 3 on the number line, so 4 ≥ 3

6 comes after 5 on the number line, so 5 ≤ 6


2 comes before 4 which comes before 6: the numbers MUST be in the correct order of size (magnitude) for this to work. In the first choice, 2 ≤ 4 BUT 4 IS NOT ≤ 3

8 comes after 5 which comes after 3: the numbers MUST be in the correct order of size (magnitude) for this to work. In the fourth choice, 8 ≥ 7 BUT 7 IS NOT ≥ 9


The shortest length cannot be known, but the longest length can be up to 3 m: this is what ≤ 3 means. Practically speaking, it is hardly likely to be 0 m because that would mean there is no rope. It couldn't have a negative length either!

For this to be true, you would have to write: 7 ≥ 7 seven is greater than 7 or seven equals seven OR 7 ≤ 7 seven is less than 7 or seven equals seven. The > and < symbols DO NOT allow you to put the numbers equal to each other  DON'T forget this


Farmer Jones's farm could be any size from 100 acres upwards. Farmer Giles's farm could be any size bigger than 100 acres  so farmer Jones' farm could be the smallest if it is exactly 100 acres large: the ≥ symbol allows this possibility BUT the > symbol does not

Here's how you solve problems like this: add both numbers together THEN divide by two: (1,260 + 2,840) = 4,100. So, 4,100 ÷ 2 = 2,050


As you move from zero to the left along the number line, the values of the numbers are negative and they get less and less: so 26 < 25 because it is more to the left than 25

Write the digits in descending order to find the BIGGEST number. Write the digits in ascending order to find the SMALLEST number
