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# Compare and Order Numbers (Year 4)

In KS2 Maths, Year 4 kids learn to compare and order numbers. This means putting numbers in order, even tricky ones like negative or decimal numbers. We use symbols like > (greater than), < (smaller than), and = (equal to). This quiz, for 8-9 year olds, helps practice these skills.

Comparing numbers is like figuring out their size. Easy with 1 to 100, but what about decimals and negatives? Is 0.7 bigger than 0.07? What about big numbers like 9,973 and 9,987 - which is bigger? If you know your ones, tens, hundreds, and thousands, along with tenths, hundredths, and thousandths, you can solve these puzzles!

1.
Which is the longest distance?
9,412 m
9,214 m
9,421 m
9,241 m
9,421 and 9,412 both have 9 thousands and 4 hundreds but 9,421 has 2 tens while 9,412 only has 1
2.
Which of these numbers is greater?
4,561
4,516
4,615
4,651
4,651 and 4,615 both have 4 thousands and 6 hundreds but 4,651 has 5 tens while 4,615 only has 1
3.
What does this symbol mean < ?
Less than
Greater than
Equal to
Greater than or equal to
The smallest part of the symbol will be next to the smallest number e.g. 2 < 3
4.
Which number lies halfway between 1,020 and 1,050?
1,030
1,035
1,040
1,045
1,020 + 15 = 1,035 and 1,050 - 15 = 1,035 too
5.
What does this symbol mean >?
Less than
Greater than
Equal to
Greater than or equal to
The largest part of the symbol will be next to the largest number e.g. 3 > 2
6.
Which of these numbers is the largest?
0.2
1.3
0.9
1.1
Decimals can be confusing. If two numbers share the same ones (like 1.3 and 1.1) then the one with the highest tenths is higher
7.
Which number is fewer than 53?
45
54
68
55
I hope you got this one right!
8.
Which number comes next? -3, -2, -1
0
1
2
3
0 is between -1 and 1
9.
Which number comes after -4 on a number line, counting down?
-2
-3
-5
-1
A number line with negative numbers would be -5, -4, -3, -2, -1
10.
Which is the smallest number?
5,478
5,748
5,847
5,784
All of the numbers have 5 thousands but 5,478 only has 4 hundreds, while all the rest have 7 or 8
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize - Compare numbers up to 1000

Author:  Amanda Swift